Graham named as a supplier on new collaborative construction framework

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Graham has been awarded a place on the new Construction Works and Associated Services 2 (CWAS2) / ProCure 23 (P23) collaborative construction framework

The company has been appointed to Lots 1-3 (P23) and Lot 5 for Public Sector Projects valued over £80m, building on Graham’s current appointment and project delivery through ProCure22 and the first iteration of the CCS Construction Works and Services Framework.

The collaborative construction framework agreement, which has been put together by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and NHS England and Improvement, will support the government’s policy of using construction to drive economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new agreement recognises the importance of public sector construction as a key driver of economic recovery, providing health bodies in England with a new route to market for construction works and associated services, and helping the UK to build back better.

The framework adopts the principles of the Construction Playbook, rationalising frameworks in an innovative and collaborative approach between Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

NHS England and NHS Improvement, who leads the NHS in England, sets its strategic direction through the NHS Long Term Plan, and funds key priorities for improvement.

P23 is the fourth generation of the ProCure route to market for the provision of design and construction services to NHS capital projects, with an estimated cumulative value of £9bn over its four-year lifespan.

The new construction framework covers projects with varying levels of complexity and values of work, and will run in parallel with CCS’s existing Construction Works and Associated Services (CWAS) agreement.

ProCure 23  is the fourth iteration of the ProCure agreement and will continue to provide design and construction services to the NHS.

Once the Department of Health and Social Care’s existing ProCure 22 expires, Lots 1 to 3 will be the default commercial agreement for capital health projects in England.

Lot 5 of CWAS2 will provide extra market capacity for larger value, general construction projects across the UK.

The new framework has the potential to make an impact on health, wellbeing and social care needs

Commenting on the appointment, Keith Hayes, Graham National Framework Director, said: “We are proud to have earned our place on this prestigious new framework that has the potential to make a real impact on the health, wellbeing and social care needs of local communities.

“Having successfully completed a range of significant projects as part of the ProCure 22 framework, we look forward to delivering a lasting impact as part of this next iteration. Graham has been involved in informing the Construction Playbook, and this Gold Standard Framework will apply its core principles, particularly around collaboration and efficiency.

“It is the perfect opportunity for us to continue to promote innovation and efficiency through the use of digital technology and modern methods of construction while implementing intelligent net zero carbon solutions.”

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