Contractor Procurement, Compliance, and Best Value… Don’t Get Caught Out

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Date: 10 October 2023 PM


The Procure Partnerships Framework is a compliant and flexible framework that has supported 65 NHS Foundation Trusts in the past year.

We propose to discuss estates and facilities’ ability to meet the required Diagnostic capacity, Elective Recovery, Mental Health initiatives, and Net Zero targets.

We will present the Framework’s expertise of best value delivering healthcare schemes with contributions by both Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust.

Evidencing live projects in delivery under PPF that demonstrate best-in-class processes to meet the Integrated Health and Social Care System’s future strategic planning requirements.

1.Framework versus Open Tender

Discussing the Framework approach versus an open tender.

• Framework

o PAS91 compliant contractors and processes
o Fixed contractor rates
o Faster procurement
o Support

• Open Tender

o Unlimited pool of contractors
o Not time-limited

2.Early Decision Making

Discussing the benefits of early contractor involvement.

The following projects will frame this discussion, Highgate Mental Health Centre for Camden and Islington NHS FT and South Warwickshire University NHS FT Elective Hub.

• Benefits?

o Contractor Engagement
o Guarantees successful procurement
o Alleviates market fluctuations

o What are the requirements?
o When in the RIBA plan of work to engage the contractor market.

3.Sustainable Development in the NHS

Discussing sustainable development across the NHS Estate?

• Net Zero

o The NHS aims to reach net zero by 2040; the ambition is to reach an 80% reduction by 2032.
o What can estates and facilities do to meet the targets?
o How can Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund monies/ grants be accessed?

• Social Value

o Requirements set out in Social Value Act 2012.
o How can the NHS implement these ideals and measures?
o What is the PPF’s experience of supporting NHS Trusts in meeting Social Value targets?


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