Gleeds has been named as an accredited supplier on the new NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) Healthcare Planning, Construction Consultancy and Ancillary Services (HPCCAS) Framework Agreement.
Appointment to the £1.6 billion framework agreement means Gleeds will now be eligible to tender for roles on a host of public sector developments over the next two years, with provision to extend for a further two beyond that. The consultancy has secured a place on six of the 11 lots available, meaning it can now bid to deliver architectural; project management; cost management; building surveying; net zero, environmental and sustainability; and ancillary services.
The NHS SBS HPCCAS Framework Agreement replaces the outgoing Construction Consultancy Services Framework Agreement 2 (CCS2), which allows procurement managers the flexibility to award contracts directly or hold localised competitions depending on individual requirements. It is designed to provide greater consistency of service provision for both NHS and non-NHS organisations, offering a compliant route to access relevant services as well as cost savings of up to 15%.
Roger Pulham, director of healthcare at Gleeds, said “The CCS2 Framework Agreement has really driven growth across Gleeds’ healthcare business over the past five years, and has also given us the opportunity to take on a range of other public sector commissions. To be appointed to six lots on this new incarnation is a remarkable result for our public sector teams, who have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to deliver exceptional quality and cost outcomes for clients. I’m looking forward to continuing our relationship with NHS SBS as its offering evolves.”