May Gurney has beaten off competition from a Sewell Group-led consortium to win the £90 million North Lincolnshire Building Schools for the Future contract.
The Norwich-headquartered contractor was named as preferred bidder by the North-east council ahead of an expected announcement later this month.
The deal will see May Gurney transform six secondary schools in Scunthorpe.
Bid teams were evaluated on five areas: working in partnership; producing high quality design-and-build plans for schools, and subsequent maintenance proposals; design and support for innovative ICT facilities; financial proposals; and contractual details.
The preferred bidder will not only carry out the initial investment work, but be responsible for ensuring the schools and their ICT facilities are maintained in the future.
Building work is expected to begin this summer.