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United Kingdom-London: Construction work
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
This notice is to indicate that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) as the contracting authority intends to extend the existing P22 framework agreement. The framework was put in place on 1 October 2016 and is due to expire at the end of September 2020 after a term of 4 years.
The period of the extension shall be 12 months. There are six suppliers on the P22 framework which is for the provision of design and construction works and services specifically within a health and/or social care environment. A full tender process will be commenced in due course to put the successor framework in place.
P22 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 capital investment schemes for the NHS largely consist of the design and construction of new hospitals and refurbishment of existing structures, clinical and specialist facilities (i.e. primary care facilities, community hospitals, cardio-thoracic units, mental health facilities et al) and from master/healthcare planning through design to completion of build and handover of any capital investment required to meet the strategic business objectives of the DHSC and its associated arms length bodies, NHS or other organisations delivering health or social care.
The original contract notice can be found here: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:057184-2016:TEXT:EN:HTML
Section IV: Procedure
DHSC had been working to ensure that the replacement framework was in place for 1 October 2020 and had undertaken pre-market engagement. Due to departmental resource being re-routed to support Covid-19 responses DHSC believes that an extension is now unavoidable. The extension will allow the department to respond to Covid-19 pressures in the immediate term and then hold an open competition for the replacement framework agreement which will be designed to meet the future needs and expectations of the NHS and social care sector.
DHSC published a prior information notice on 27 December 2019, (see publication number 2019/S249-617289) in order to engage the market fully in the renewal pre-procurement process and specifically to obtain thoughts and ideas from the market on how to develop a lot structure and contracting vehicles to maximise market interest, innovation and value for money. The feedback is being used to develop our plans and requirements before commencing the open competition for the replacement framework.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information
The original value of the framework agreement was GBP 4 Billion over the initial term of 4 years. The value of the framework agreement will remain at GBP 4 Billion over the initial term of 4 years as well as including the additional 12-month extension, meaning that the total value of the framework agreement will be GBP 4 Billion over 5 years.
Therefore, the extension value does not exceed 50 percent of the estimated value of the framework and the extension will not render the framework materially different in character.