ProCure22 National Framework for Construction

ProCure22 National Framework for Construction

DH seeks interested parties to participate in the potential formation of a Framework Agreement; for the creation of stable, integrated teams to deliver capital projects, on time and within budget and to the defined quality or better for the NHS.

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2015/S 224-407311

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road
For the attention of: Harish Mistry
SE1 6LH London
Telephone: +44 2079722000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Social protection

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

To be provided later

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ProCure22 National Framework for Construction.

II.2)Type of contract and location of works

Main site or location of works:

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes

II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works

The Department of Health (DH) is responsible for setting Health and social care policy in England. Its works sets standards and drives modernisation across all areas of the National Health Service, social care and public health. The definition of the types of sub-departments NHS Authorities and Trusts in England sponsored by DH, and a complete listing of them all, are to be found at:
DH seeks interested parties to participate in the potential formation of a Framework Agreement; for the creation of stable, integrated teams to deliver capital projects, on time and within budget and to the defined quality or better for the NHS. The strategic approach to health estates management is long-term and both the Cabinet Office and the Department of Business and Regulatory Reform have used the previous version of this framework as an example of best practice. The Cabinet Office has set a Common Minimum Standards policy for the Procurement of Built Environments in the Public Sector across Government, with which this proposed Framework will adhere to provide economically advantageous tenders.
ProCure22 is a National Framework Agreement for England between the Department of Health (DH) and Principal Supply Chain Partners (framework suppliers) under which a range of capital investment construction schemes can be delivered to DH, its sub-departments in the NHS, the NHS Authorities and Trusts and any other Local Authority health and social care related facility in England. Under the Framework, Contracting Authorities may also participate in jointly funded schemes to fulfil their statutory duties.
The capital investment schemes for the NHS largely consist of the build of clinical and specialist facilities (i.e. community hospitals, cardio-thoracic units, mental health facilities et al) and from master planning through design to completion of build and handover of any capital investment required to meet the strategic business objectives of the DH, NHS or other organisations delivering Health or Social Care. The Framework is intended to inspire and support operator initiatives such as investment in sustainability, carbon management, power sourcing and usage as well as DH/NHS efficiency and productivity initiatives such as the Carter Programme.
The Framework requires the creation and maintenance of accredited, stable and integrated supply chains that encourages and enables the delivery of strategic planning, design and construction effort needed to deliver DH and NHS policy objectives.
ProCure22 is intended as a collaborative procurement method, allowing NHS Trusts to use a framework of Principal Supply Chain Partners (framework suppliers) to deliver their capital investment schemes using common principles, practices and tools. The PSCP represents the interests of a broad range of supply chain members involved in the strategic planning, design and construction of capital investment schemes for the NHS from the start of design to completion of build and handover. The core roles that are utilised on most, if not all, schemes are designated as Primary Supply Chain Member (PSCM) — sub-contractor roles.
It is intended to be a mandatory selection requirement for all applicants including Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCP) — framework suppliers, Primary Supply Chain Members (PSCM) — sub-contractors and all individual consortia members to obtain and include with their expressions of interest their Constructionline registration number.
Constructionline is a national pre-qualification register for construction contractors and consultants. Applicants must register on Constructionline and obtain an “Active” status on their supplier profile to enable the prequalification selection process.
Further information on applying can be found at
The Framework is to be the successor national framework to the current ProCure21+ framework which is due to end in September 2016. The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee volumes but it is estimated that the total potential value for schemes awarded under the national framework agreement could be between: GBP 650 000 000
and 750 000 000 GBP per year over the term of the Framework expected to be four (4) years maximum.
Further details about the lots and other contracting authorities will be provided later.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 000 and 5 000 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

II.8)Additional information:

Interested parties are invited to attend a supplier event as part of pre-tender market engagement. The purpose of which is to engage with organisations in the industry and provide an opportunity to:
1. Obtain a clear understanding of what business outcomes DH requires and ask questions regarding the proposed scope of work;
2. Obtain market views on how to structure the requirement to enable DH to maximise market interest, innovation and value for money.
The Department intends to hold the supplier engagement event(s) in London, England at Rooms on Regents Park, 27 Sussex Place, Regents Park, NW1 4RG on the 7.12.2015; registration at 8:45 for commencement at 9:30.
This will involve a briefing presentation and a two-way group discussion that includes a Q&A session. Individual briefings of 30 minutes will be allocated from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm on a first come first seen basis due to time limitations. A limited number of telephone conference calls may also be arranged upon request, where suppliers are unable to attend this event. Again this will be on a first come first serve basis.

Please note that as this event is likely to generate a great deal of interest we can only accept a maximum of 2 representatives from each organisation attending. All interested parties should register for the event by emailing: no later than Tuesday 1.12.2015, providing:

1. Company and contact details of the person(s) wishing to attend;
2. A single paragraph summary of your organisation’s experience including whether you are a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME).
3. Whether or not your organisation would like an individual briefing.

Materials from the day will be posted onto the P21+ Website

A draft high level requirements document will be issued to all registered parties and available to download from Contracts Finder before the supplier engagement event. Customer Consultation events for the NHS are also scheduled to be held as follows with further details available shortly:

14.12.2015 — Hotel Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT.
16.12.2015 — Broadway House Conference Centre, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ.
11.1.2015 — The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HQ.
This notice is for information only and the Department reserves the right to discontinue the proposed tendering process and not to award the contract. The information contained in this notice, including information relating to the nature and scope of the DH’s requirements, the classification of this requirement or the list of CPV codes is only indicative of DH’s current thinking and is neither exhaustive nor binding and DH reserves the right at its absolute discretion to amend it at the time of issue of any further notices or at any other time.
The publication of this notice in no way obliges DH to commence with any competitive tender process. The DH is not and shall not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing any interest in participating in the market consultation exercise advertised in this notice.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with Government policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to tender (ITT) documents, and the text of any contract awarded, subject to redactions at the discretion of DH.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.2)Additional information:

This notice is for information only and the Department of Health reserves the right to not proceed to tender and reserves the right to discontinue the proposed tendering process and not to award the contract.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: