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Temporary patient and staff units – response to COVID-19

You can use our Modular Building Solutions agreement to set up urgent wards, testing pods, and accommodation. Read our guide to find out how.

In response to urgent coronavirus (COVID-19) related requirements in the Health sector for wards, accommodation, testing pods and other temporary accommodation requirements, below is a guide on how to easily and quickly access solutions under our RM6014 Modular Building Solutions agreement.

Summary

The RM6014 Modular Building Solutions framework provides public sector organisations (NHS, emergency services, central government departments, charities and wider public sector) with a range of modular building solutions.

Buildings can be hired or purchased and fabricated to your particular specification and both direct award or further competition is available.

Healthcare buildings are all built in line with all Health Technical Memoranda (HTMs) and Health Building Notes (HBNs) from the Department of Health and Social care (DHSC).

There is extremely high demand for healthcare modular buildings due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and we are working closely with our suppliers to manage the supply chain and reduce disruption.

Direct award

You can direct award to a supplier under RM6014. full guidance on how to do so can be found in the guidance document available on our web page.

Following the Cabinet Office Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 01/20, under the Public Contract Regulations (Reg32 (2)(c) to you can direct award in circumstances calling for extreme urgency due to threat to life. Please refer to this PPN for full details.

Healthcare products

Lots 2 and 4 of RM6014 have 13 suppliers who specialise in providing healthcare related modular buildings.

Suppliers can provide buildings such as (but not limited to):

  • wards (6,12 and 18+ beds)
  • isolation units
  • testing pods
  • small surgeries (GP and dental)

Refer to our Specification for the HTMs and HBNs that cover healthcare buildings manufactured by our suppliers.

Lots 5, 6 and 7 do not provide healthcare specific buildings, but can provide large spaces quickly, that can be fitted out to any specification.

Current supplier availability

We are working closely with our suppliers to manage heightened demand in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and getting the most up to date information concerning product availability, daily. 

Subject to requirements, RM6014 suppliers have buildings in stock ready to be used, or typical lead times may be 3 to 10 weeks which includes site survey, delivery and installation. 

Our team can offer advice on how to use the framework and contract with our suppliers, as well as the latest healthcare product availability. 

How to use the framework

Take a look at the customer guidance and ordering procedure.

Send your initial queries to info@crowncommercial.gov.uk with the subject COVID-19 URGENT PROCUREMENT and give us as much detail as possible about what you need from CCS so we can best help you meet your needs and respond appropriately.  

We’ll get in touch and talk about your requirements. You will then need to fill out a registration document and an additional client user agreement and return it by email to modular.buildings@crowncommercial.gov.uk. This will help you to contact the right suppliers to directly award works using the framework. 

Channel website: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/

Original article link: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/news/temporary-patient-and-staff-units-response-to-covid-19

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