BAM secures place on NHS public sector construction framework

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BAM Construct UK has been appointed to the new Construction and Minor Works Framework Agreement from NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS)

The new Framework will be used by a range of bodies from across the public sector.

Contractors were limited to bidding for two Lots and BAM has been appointed for two national higher value Lots above £15m: public sector £15m- £35m, where BAM is one of eight chosen contractors and public sector £35m+ where it is one of seven in total.

The Framework’s combined OJEU value is £10.5bn, and it runs for seven years with two break clauses at the end of years three and five.

NHS SBS is an over-arching Framework Alliance Contract operating on ‘open book’ principles, including for supply chains.

It covers the UK including England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for delivering construction works over £2.5m.

All public sector clients may use the framework, including: education, housing, social care, leisure, libraries, blue light, health and social care, offices, transport, military, farms, recycling and waste centres, industrial and commercial buildings and other public sector operational buildings and establishments.

A leading digital capability

James Wimpenny, BAM’s chief executive, said: “The NHS has a track record of running successful collaborative procurement exercises and it is envisaged that this new Agreement will become the vehicle through which a large proportion of advice is sought and procured by clients.

“As a company with a long-standing track record in this field, with a leading digital capability and being recognised as the industry’s most collaborative player, we’re natural partners and are delighted we have been trusted with a place on these two excellent Lots.

“Our range of capabilities cover design, engineering, facilities management, and construction and more, so we are a highly adaptable and versatile partner. That is reflected party by BAM having delivered two of the recent NHS Nightingale hospitals.”

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