Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
The procurement of a major £8bn public works framework has begun.
The framework is being compiled by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for a four-year period and covers works including infrastructure, demolition, housing, retrofit and construction.
Contractors are being sought across 171 lots, which are also broken down into regions and values. The highest-value lots are for works over £30m.
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust said potential framework users include schools, academies, colleges, universities, emergency services, NHS bodies, local authorities, health and social care bodies, housing associations, libraries and museums, registered charities, government departments, leisure providers, and clinical commissioning groups.
The framework will go live on 1 November 2023 is and is expected to expire in October 2027. However, contracts that exceed this time period can still be awarded through the framework.
A full list of lots can be viewed here.
The NHS has launched an £8bn construction framework to deliver a range of medical projects across the country.
The National Health Service (NHS) Trust has invited bids from firms for a major framework agreement, which will see investments in renovating and expanding existing healthcare buildings, as well as designing and building new facilities.
The project focuses on delivering healthcare projects of different sizes and complexity levels, covering a range of building types, such as minor works and refurbishments through to larger scale finished products for emergency and trauma centres.
The framework has two different lots and tailors to both specialist and standard sectors.
The specialist sectors include healthcare, mental health, and infection, with the standard lot tailored to non-specialist build.
By having these two lots, the trust will have improved access to a larger pool of bidders, enabling more efficient competition.
The trust and its partner organisations plan to provide a more extensive range of services than ever before, enabling wider and more intricate support to those affected by health conditions.
The agreement, which is expected to last for up to four years, is part of a long-term strategy to modernise and improve the NHS.
By improving the current healthcare infrastructure, the trust hopes to meet the changing needs of patients and staff in order to provide a more efficient and effective service.
Firms have until mid-October 2020 to express their interest in the framework and submit their bids.
The trust intends to shortly start juggling the framework, allowing them to begin work at the earliest opportunity.