New framework launched for Scottish healthcare projects

HEALTH Facilities Scotland has announced the launch of Frameworks Scotland 3 for delivery of new build, refurbishment and backlog maintenance projects across NHS Scotland.

The model will operate over a five-year period for publicly funded health and social care construction projects.

Frameworks Scotland 3 is estimated to deliver up to £650 million of healthcare projects over the period, building on Frameworks Scotland 2, which has seen projects delivered or in delivery with a total value of £630 million.

Gordon James, director of Health Facilities Scotland, said, “Our NHS is under immense pressure due to the current pandemic, and the need for future-proof healthcare facilities is paramount. Frameworks Scotland 3 provides our customers with peace-of-mind, knowing we have a team of leading construction firms vetted and eager to support new build and refurbishment projects.

“Our team has an in-depth knowledge of the framework and provide a wide range of technical and professional advice to client project teams throughout Scotland. Following our success with the recent NHS Louisa Jordan development we are looking forward to progressing a range of exciting and meaningful projects across NHS Scotland.”

Six construction firms have been appointed as Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs):

  • Balfour Beatty
  • John Graham Construction
  • Kier Construction
  • McLaughlin & Harvey
  • RMF Health
  • BAM Construction serving as a ‘reserve’.

BAM Construction as the reserve PSCP will provide ‘resilience’ in the framework, if one of the other five PSCPs are unable to participate in a project mini competition.