£20bn NHS construction framework is announced

Latest iteration of the ProCure deal - P2020 - will create the next generation of hospitals and health centres

The Department of Health has announced the new £20billion healthcare construction framework which will replace ProCure22 when it comes up for renewal in September.

To be named P2020, the procurement channel will be the fourth iteration of the government framework which provides design and construction services for use by the NHS and social care organisations for a range of capital works and services.

The initial ProCure21 and ProCure21+ frameworks cost data from projects under the P21 and P21+ helped to drive down costs, delivering 15%-20% savings on traditional design and build projects.

The current ProCure22 built on this to streamline the procurement process and create an environment in which clients, principal supply chain partners (PSCPs) and their supply chains developed stronger partnerships to drive increased efficiency and productivity while supporting enhanced clinical outputs for patients and improved environments for staff and visitors.

We are keen to build on the success of the existing framework, which is used extensively by NHS trusts and contributes significantly to the savings required across the health service

Since October 2016, P22 delivered 79 major schemes and 32 smaller works packages for 74 NHS clients with a total capital value of £3.4billion.

The Department of Health is currently seeking supply chain partners to work on the next deal, with a number of consultation events planned in the next few months.

The new deal will run for a proposed seven-year period and will cover the design and build of new hospitals and health centres and the refurbishment of existing estates.

A spokesman for the ProCure frameworks said: “P2020 will facilitate a collaborative working relationship between the NHS, social care (including charities) and the construction industry to deliver improvements in value for money in capital build and refurbishment projects.

“We are keen to build on the success of the existing framework, which is used extensively by NHS trusts and contributes significantly to the savings required across the health service.”

Our aim is for the new P2020 to be the framework of choice for the NHS and considered as the first port of call to meet their requirements for capital build and refurbishment schemes

He added: “There are many elements to consider in planning the new framework.

“We are particularly keen to give existing P22 users across the NHS network and potential new users the opportunity to provide information on how the new framework can best meet their requirements to ensure maximum usage of the new facility when it is up and running.

“Our aim is for the new P2020 to be the framework of choice for the NHS and considered as the first port of call to meet their requirements for capital build and refurbishment schemes.”

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