Kier has been named as one of five principal supply-chain partners on Frameworks Scotland 2, the publicly funded procurement initiative that will deliver £600m worth of construction, renovation and maintenance projects to acute NHS facilities all over Scotland during the next six years.
The appointment is a significant win for Kier, which holds similar positions in the acute health sector in England and Wales. Kier is already an equity stakeholder in Hub South-West Scotland, which will deliver £600m of infrastructure investment over the next decade, making it ideally placed to become the NHS in Scotland’s contractor of choice for both acute and primary care construction works.
Brian McQuade, the managing director of Kier in Scotland, says: “Kier is delighted to be in a position to support the NHS on this strategically important framework, and we look forward to working with the various boards in improving the patient experience.
“The geographical spread of the work aligns well with our goal of increasing opportunity for local apprentice training and employment, and for the development of local subcontractors throughout Scotland.”
John Connolly, of Health Facilities Scotland, says: “Frameworks Scotland supports faster delivery of projects, certainty of time, cost and quality, value for money and well-designed buildings procured within a positive partnering environment.”