The government has fired the starting gun on a mammoth £30bn construction works and associated services framework.
The central government’s procurement arm, the Crown Commercial Service, has published a prior information notice (PIN) for the forthcoming NHS Procure23 framework which can be utilised across all government departments, councils as well as the Welsh and Scottish government’s. The new hospital programme however will not be included in the framework.
The framework includes opportunities for modular and portable buildings, general construction work, repairs and maintenance, architectural, construction and engineering, demolition, inspection services and port and waterway operation services among others.
The framework has been split into five lots, and will run for four years from February 2022 to October 2026.
Lot 1 covers healthcare construction works and associated services projects in England onlu that are valued less than £20M. Lot 2 covers contracts valued between £20M and £70M, and Lot 3 covers contracts valued over £70M.
Lot 4 covers airfield works and covers all UK nations, Lot 5 covers general construction works above £80M
The CCS stated in the tender notice that “ProCure23 (P23) will be the fourth generation of the ProCure framework and will continue the provision of design and construction services to NHS capital projects other than in respect of the New Hospital Programme […]
“Building on past iterations of the framework, P23 brings the latest best practice in construction methods to the NHS and focuses on delivering greener facilities, reducing carbon emissions and promoting social value.
“In its 19 year history this mature and award winning framework has successfully delivered more than 1200 projects across England, with a cumulative spend of £9.7bn, and ProCure23 will build this heritage into a third decade.”
The contract will open for tender submission on 1 September. Interested parties are invited to attend an information webinar hosted by the CCS. Expressions of interest in the seminar are due by 27 August.
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