Interim bids were submitted today for the Midlands Priority Schools Project.
This is the fifth and final private finance batch of phase 1 of the Priority Schools Building Programme in England. Operis are financial advisors to a consortium consisting of Carillion and Equitix. Our consortium is competing with two others led by BAM PPP and Interserve / Kajima for a contract to deliver 8 secondary schools in the Midlands region.
In our role as financial advisor to the consortium, Operis will assist in obtaining an investment grade credit rating for the project and raising senior debt finance from the priority schools aggregator.
Final bids for the project are due in October 2014 and Financial Close is scheduled to take place in August 2015.