NHS Shared Business Services
New NHS SBS Construction Consultancy Services Framework set to save the public sector millions
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) is to launch a new Construction Consultancy Services Framework next week (1 April), which is expected to save the public sector in the region of £16 million over the next four years.
Enabling organisations in both the NHS and wider public sector to access services such as quantity surveying, civil engineering and architecture, the Framework provides a fully compliant route for public sector purchasing teams to access a comprehensive range of construction consultancy services.
The new Framework replaces the current Agreement that has been in place since 2014 and has saved the public sector in excess of £12 million, thanks to typical savings of between 10-15% compared with buying direct.
It includes more than 200 suppliers ranging from SMEs to national providers, with new specialisms added for 2018, such as Fire Safety, Energy Efficiency Products and Services, and Principal Designer Services.
Last year, more than 300 organisations purchased construction consultancy services via the NHS SBS framework, with almost two-thirds (66%) being non-NHS organisations.
Designed to provide the flexibility that public sector procurement managers need, the Framework allows organisations to award contracts directly or hold a Mini Competition.
The Framework also provides a range of pricing options and discount structures, plus the option for volume spend rebates.
The new Agreement will go live on the 1st April 2018, however, existing Framework customers will be able to access the former Construction Consultancy Services Framework for a further six months, if needed, in order to allow them to renew contracts under those terms and conditions.
Phil Davies, NHS SBS Acting Procurement Director, said:
“The Construction Consultancy Services Framework enables clients from the NHS and other public sector organisations, such as the emergency services, universities, housing associations and local authorities, to commission construction consultancy services in a simple, streamlined and cost-effective manner.
“The major benefit of our Framework is the breadth and depth of suppliers we work with, including many smaller suppliers that public organisations may otherwise struggle to identify. The new Framework builds on this strength with many additional suppliers added in response to demand in key areas.
“The result is a robust Framework that meets the needs of all kinds of public sector bodies, saving them time and effort, delivering excellent results and – crucially – generating considerable cost-savings for the public purse.”
The Construction Consultancy Services Framework is part of a complete Estates and Facilities portfolio provided by NHS SBS to the public sector. The other contract Frameworks that are immediately available in this area are Hard Facilities Management, Modular Buildings and Soft Facilities Management.
More information about the new Framework, including a full list of awarded suppliers, is available here.
For further information on how to access this or any other Framework Agreement, please contact the NHS SBS contract enquiries team at NSBS.email@example.com or 0161 212 3940.
Latest News from
NHS Shared Business Services
New Framework to Save Public Sector Tens of Millions of Pounds on Expert Consultancy02/10/2018 10:18:00
A new procurement framework is expected to save the public purse more than £25 million over the next four years, by providing an easy, cost-effective and legally-compliant means of accessing a wide range of consultancy expertise.
NHS SBS Launches Innovative Payroll App to Benefit NHS Employees30/08/2018 15:05:00
MySBSPay designed and developed with staff at world-leading NHS hospitals.
New National Framework Names NHS SBS as Leading Provider of Back Office Services23/08/2018 14:15:00
A new national framework that enables NHS organisations to easily access high-quality and cost-effective back office services has named NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) as the highest ranked supplier of Financial and Procurement services.
Comment on new suicide prevention action plan10/08/2018 12:15:00
NHS Health Scotland yesterday welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s new suicide prevention action plan.
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS FT and NHS SBS announce unique partnership to pioneer new back office services for the NHS09/08/2018 09:18:00
New collaboration to drive innovation across corporate and admin functions through better use of technology
Workforce Consultancy Helping NHS Trusts do More For Less15/06/2018 12:39:00
The use of consultancy within the NHS is often associated with expensive private companies that have little specialist knowledge of how the NHS works. The reality though can be very different.
Framework Agreements Now Free To Access01/05/2018 00:00:00
In a move to ensure as wide a range of organisations as possible are able to access our diverse portfolio of framework agreements, NHS SBS has removed all access charges from its frameworks.
Procurement frameworks save £16 million for public sector in 201703/04/2018 13:15:00
To ensure the NHS and wider public sector can buy goods and services at best value for money, whilst also being fully compliant with complex procurement legislation, we have developed and manage over 70 framework agreements that represent multi-million pound savings for the public purse.
NHS Shared Business Services Launches New Workforce Wellbeing Framework Agreement19/03/2018 15:15:00
Procuring Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes & Optical Services is set to become quicker and easier, thanks to a new framework agreement launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS).