The government has announced the six firms on its new healthcare capital framework

The Government has announced the six firms on the new Procure 21+ framework.

Health Minister Simon Burns approved the new framework which replaces the existing contract that ends on 30 September.

The six firms that have made the list are:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Healthcare Partnership Solutions (Miller)
  • Integrated Health Projects (Sir Robert McAlpine and Vinci)
  • Interserve
  • Kier
  • Willmott Dixon

Laing O’Rourke and BAM were dropped from the new framework, despite having done a considerable amount of work in the original ProCure21 framework. Medicinq, a consortium of Osborne and Shepherd, also failed to make the grade.

The work is expected to comprise mainly refurbishment, though the Department of Health said it will include new builds.

Burns said: “The new system will cut bureaucratic waste and allow the NHS to reinvest savings directly into services for patients. Hospital refurbishments under this system will be quicker and more cost effective, ensuring that patients receive their treatment in a clean, safe and efficient environment – as they would expect.”

The framework will run for six years. Nearly £4bn of work was let on the framework coming to a close in September.