ProCure 22 National Framework for Design and Construction

ProCure 22 National Framework for Design and Construction in England

DH is setting up a framework agreement for design and construction works and services in England specifically within a health and/or social care environment (ProCure22).

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2016/S 036-057184

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Health (DH)
Skipton House, 80 London Road
Contact person: Harish Mistry
Telephone: +44 2079722000
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


ProCure 22 National Framework for Design and Construction in England.

Reference number: ITT60159

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

DH is setting up a framework agreement for design and construction works and services in England specifically within a health and/or social care environment (ProCure22). Successful bidders awarded onto ProCure22 will be known as Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs). PSCPs and their supply chain shall be required to work collaboratively with users of the framework throughout the design and construction process from strategic planning to build completion and handover.

The form of call off contract will be based on the NEC 3 Engineering and Construction Contract (as amended) (the Call Off Contract). This is a mixed procurement as it main subject-matter is works. It will also cover the provision of associated goods and services as required in accordance with the terms of the call-off contract. Typical projects expected to be undertaken under this ProCure22 includes the design, construction and refurbishment of health/social care facilities.

For full details refer to PQQ pack.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Locations of all projects to be delivered will be in England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

ProCure22 replaces and intends to build upon the success of ProCure21+. Further background information on ProCure21+ may be found at

ProCure22 is intended to be the procurement route of choice for contracting authorities in England either in the health and/or social care sector, or with design and construction requirements, specifically within a health and/or social care environment. A list of those contracting authorities who may use ProCure22 is set out in PQQ pack.

In this context:

1. health care organisations and services are those that support improvements in:

a. the physical and mental health of the people of England and/or,

b. the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and

2. social care facilities are those facilities that support the provision of social work, personal care, protection or social support services to children or adults in need or at risk, or adults with needs arising from illness, disability, old age or poverty.

Health care organisations may use this framework for any construction/refurbishment requirement. Other contracting authorities will only be able to use this for construction/refurbishment work of their health and/or social care facilities. As such facilities may not be exclusively clinical and may include other facilities required by contracting authorities such as infrastructure upgrades (roads, plant et al) and non-health buildings (car parks, offices et al) which are complimentary to the health or social care facility in question.

Three types of works could be awarded pursuant to a call off contract: (1) small (2) single capital works (3) a scheme of capital works.

ProCure22 is a multiple supplier framework agreement. Clients will award call off contracts via mini-competitions. Clients will then directly develop and deliver the scheme with the PSCP. In order to deliver the required value from ProCure22, the PSCP and its supply chain must work together to the extent that they act and feel like one organisation in the eyes of the client. As such potential providers on this framework (PSCPs) will need to have in place established supply chains with a range of Primary Supply Chain Members (PSCMs) demonstrating their ability to work as a fully integrated solution.

The role of the PSCP is to agree the costs with the client, ensure contract delivery and manage a range of Primary Supply Chain Members (PSCM’s).

DH does not warrant, represent and/or guarantee volumes or values of work which may be awarded pursuant to ProCure22. For information only, under Procure21 and ProCure21+ the award of design and construction schemes were valued in the region of 650 000 000 GBP to 750 000 000 GBP per year. Over the life of P21+, this can be broken down by total planned capital value, as: small works schemes = £278m, schemes below 2 000 000 GBP = 7 000 000 GBP, schemes between 2 000 000 GBP and 9 990 000 GBP = 285 000 000 GBP, schemes between 10 000 000 GBP and 24 990 000 GBP = 786 000 000 GBP, schemes between 25 000 000 GBP and 49 990 000 GBP = 842 000 000 GBP, schemes between 50 000 000 GBP and 99 990 000 GBP = 648 000 000 GBP, schemes over 100 000 000 GBP = 1 419 000 000 GBP, based on P21+ the total is 4 265 000 000 GBP over 6 years. Schemes can comprise multiple projects with a range of capital values. Scheme values are the planned total value of all projects planned to be undertaken.

The ProCure22 Framework is planned to commence on the 3.10.2016 for a period of 4 years. Call off contracts awarded pursuant to Procure22 may last beyond the duration of Procure22.

ProCure21+ ends on 30.9.2016. ProCure22 needs to start on 3.10.2016 so to make sure there is no gap in the provision of business critical works and services. However, the tender documents are not ready for issue yet. It is anticipated that they will be published on 25.4.2016.

For full details refer to PQQ pack.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

For the purposes of this procurement, DH has adopted Constructionline, a certification service for construction-related contractors, consultants and material suppliers to reduce the administrative burden on suppliers wishing to apply for this opportunity.

If you are already registered with Constructionline after October 2015 or you have updated your profile and information after October 2015, you will not need to complete our full PQQ — simply supply your Constructionline membership number in the selection questionnaire section and then complete our requirements and supplementary selection questionnaire sections and submit those sections via BMS by not later than the PQQ return deadline.

If you have registered with Constructionline before October 2015 and have not updated your profile and information since, please ensure you log-in to your Constructionline profile and confirm the information they hold on your organisation is accurate and that you are registered for the appropriate work categories as detailed below. You must do this not later than the PQQ return deadline. Please contact Andy Preston on 07584703352 for assistance, referencing that you are interested in this opportunity. You will then not need to complete our full PQQ — simply supply your Constructionline membership number in the selection questionnaire section and then complete our requirements and supplementary selection questionnaire sections and submit those sections via BMS by not later than the PQQ return deadline.

Role Work Category;

Architectural Design Architecture;

Mechanical and Electrical Design Mechanical;

Healthcare Planning Healthcare Planning;

Structural and Civil Engineering Civil and Structural Engineering;

Constructors General Construction Work;

Mechanical and Electrical Installation Mechanical (Design, Develop and Construct);

Project Management Project Management;

Cost Management Quantity Surveying.

It is not a requirement of DH that candidates should be registered with Constructionline. Candidates not registered with Constructionline who wish to do so, please contact Tom Jackson on 07712391082 or referencing that you are interested in this opportunity. Constructionline registration should be started as soon as possible, with all required information complete by the PQQ return deadline.

Candidates not registered with Constructionline will not be precluded from being invited to tender but will need to demonstrate that they meet the pre-qualification requirements, through the completion of a full questionnaire. Both members and non-members of Constructionline will be evaluated against the same criteria and using the same methodology for the purposes of this procurement.

For full details of the questions and requirements please refer to the PQQ, Guidance and Instructions and draft Framework requirements documents included in the PQQ pack.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

DH expressly reserves the rights:

(i) to cancel this tendering process at any stage;

(ii) not to award any framework or contract as a result of the tendering process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(iii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of this tendering process.

In no circumstances will DH be liable for any costs incurred by bidders.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Any participant may be excluded in accordance with Regulation 57 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Some of the Roles and associated Work Categories in II.2.9 above, will require, qualifications and/or enrolments to trade organisations and/or registers or equivalents. Details are provided in the PQQ and Guidance and Instructions documents issued as part of the PQQ pack.

For full details please refer to the PQQ pack.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As set out in PQQ.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

For full details please refer to the PQQ pack.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

All participants must provide the information request for Technical and professional ability as set out in PQQ.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As set out in the PQQ.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As set out in PQQ.

Any appointment to the proposed framework will be subject to the DH conditions of contract which will be based on the NEC3 Option C form of contract and will be made in England according to English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

All suppliers must ensure that they read and fully understand the requirements set out in the draft framework requirements documentation including any supporting documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 21/03/2016
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 25/04/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2015/S 224-172469

This procurement exercise will be conducted via the DH’s e-Tendering portal. We call this system BMS (Business Management System). Applicants wishing to be considered for ProCure22 must register their details and download and complete the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents and submit their response via BMS. The following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the BMS i.e. to register and download instructions on how to respond.

If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Helpdesk on +44 1132545777 This helpdesk is available 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

Registration is a simple 1-step process; supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register an expression of interest for this tender. Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address (

Log on instructions are as follows:

Stage 1 — Registration (New suppliers):

Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system:

a) Go to the link above;

b) Click on ‘New Supplier’;

c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears;

d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password.

Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username.

Stage 2 — Post Registration (those already registered):

Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:

a) Go to the link above;

b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’;

c) Select sourcing home page and enter Invitation to Tender (ITT) number ITT60159 (as given in IV.3.1) above) in search field provided.

If you are not already registered on BMS, whilst you do so, you will be able to download all the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents from Contracts Finder, by copy and paste into your browser or clicking on the following link:

However, please note that, only tenders submitted correctly using BMS, will be accepted.

For full details please refer to the PQQ pack.

DH wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations). Please refer to PQQ pack for full list, description and links, as short list include:

— The Secretary of State for Health (as part of the Crown) acting through DH;

— DH Arms Length Bodies (ALBs) — including but are not limited to:

NHS England;


NHS Trust Development Authority;

Care Quality Commission;

National Institute for Health Care Excellence;

Public Health England;

Health and Social Care Information Centre;

Health Education England;

NHS Health Research Authority;

NHS Blood and Transplant;

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency;

NHS Business Services Authority;

NHS Litigation Authority;

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority;

Human Tissue Authority.

— NHS Property Services — A limited company owned by DH;

— NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts –including:

o Hospitals Trust;

o Ambulance Trusts;

o Mental Health Trusts;

o Community Care Trusts.

— Care Commissioning Groups (CCGs);

— Primary Care Providers;

— Local Authorities in England;

— Central Government Authorities;

— Educational Establishments;

— Third Sector Organisations;

Registered providers of social housing.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: