New framework to be tendered this September

Firms have been out on notice for a huge £1bn consultancy framework for the NHS.

The four-year Construction Consultancy Services 3 framework for the NHS Shared Business Service (SBS) is due to be tendered this September.

It will replace the current version of the framework, which will run out in March next year, and will cover a wide range of jobs including architectural services, quantity surveying and project management.

It will also cover civil and structural engineering, M&E services, fire engineering, health and safety consultancy, principal designer services as well as modular and MMC consultancy.

Consultants on the current framework include Arcadis, Mace, Faithful & Gould, Gleeds, T&T, Curtins, Currie & Brown, G&T, Ramboll, Mott MacDonald, Aecom, Arup, WSP, Jacobs and RLB.

It also includes architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Hawkins\Brown, HOK, BDP, KLH and Ryder Architecture.

NHS SBS is holding an early market engagement session for the framework, which is being set up by a joint venture between the Department of Health and Paris-based digital technology consultant Sopra Steria.

The new framework is due to start in April 2022.

Services covered by the new Construction COnsultancy Services 3 framework

  • Architectural Services (including Lead Consultant and Contract Administration roles)
  • Project Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) Services
  • Principal Designer Services
  • Building Surveyors
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Consultants (incl. BREEAM and SKA)
  • Energy Efficiency and Associated Products
  • Fire Engineering
  • Healthcare Planning
  • Modular and MMC Consultancy
  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Ancillary Services