Appointment to the framework, which is expected to save the public sector in the region of £16 million over the next four years, means Gleeds will now be eligible to tender for project management, quantity surveying and building surveying roles, as well as ancillary and environmental consultancy positions on a host of public sector developments.

The NHS SBS Construction Consultancy Services Framework allows procurement managers the flexibility to award contracts directly, or hold localised competitions depending on individual requirements. It has been designed to provide greater consistency of service provision for both NHS and non-NHS organisations, offering a compliant route to market to access relevant services.

In addition, the framework will ensure best possible value thanks to the provision of a range of pricing options and discount structures, as well as the requirement to utilise Level 2 BIM technologies.

Roger Pulham, director of healthcare at Gleeds, said: “This new framework is going to deliver real savings to the public purse by simplifying and streamlining the procurement process for hundreds of public sector organisations. Applications were marked against strict criteria and I am delighted that we have been awarded places on each of the five lots for which we submitted bids.  We look forward to supporting clients both new and old as projects get underway.”

The NHS SBS Construction Consultancy Services Framework will run until 31st March 2022.