Firms have until 13 December to bid for four-year deal

The starting gun has been fired on a £1.6bn construction consultancy framework for the NHS and other public service bodies.

Firms have until 13 December to bid for places on the four-year framework following the publication of a contract notice yesterday by NHS Shared Business Services.

Perkins hospital

Architect Perkins & Will is working on designs for a new hospital in Leeds

Over 200 firms will thrash it out to retain their places on the third-generation framework, which will be used for both new build and refurbishment projects.

Firms on the second generation, which ends in March next year, include Mace, Arcadis, Gleeds, Cundall, Aecom, RLB, CBRE, Mott MacDonald and G&T.

It also includes architects Hawkins/Brown, BDP, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Sheppard Robson.

The new framework contains 16 lots, four more than the previous iteration.

NHS Shared Business Services Construction Consultancy Services 3

Lot 1 Architectural Services
Lot 2 Project Management
Lot 3 Civil & Structural Engineering
Lot 4 Quantity Surveyor
Lot 5 Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) Services
Lot 6 Principal Designer Services
Lot 7 Multidisciplinary Services
Lot 8 Building Surveyors
Lot 9 Health Care Planning
Lot 10 Modular Building & Modern Methods Of Construction (MMC) Consultancy
Lot 11 Digitalising Construction
Lot 12 Health and Safety
Lot 13 Environmental Consultancy
Lot 14 Net Zero, Energy Efficiency & Carbon Management Services
Lot 15 Fire Engineering
Lot 16 Ancillary Services