We are delighted to confirm that GRAHAM have been awarded a place on the new Construction Works and Associated Services 2 (CWAS2) / ProCure 23 (P23) frameworks.
We have been appointed to Lots 1-3 (P23) and Lot 5 for Public Sector Projects valued over £80m, building on our current appointment and project delivery through ProCure22 and the first iteration of the CCS Construction Works and Services Framework.
The collaborative 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.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
The new commercial 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. It 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 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 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..
Our selection to participate on a number of lots, across a range of regions, positions us to compete with a select group of contractors in the provision of vital construction works to NHS England and other UK public sector bodies.
Commenting on our latest success, 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.”
GRAHAM - Construction Works and Associated Services 2 (CWAS2) / ProCure 23 (P23) framework lots
- Lot 1.2 – North West
- Lot 1.3 – Midlands
- Lot 1.5 – London
- Lot 1.6 – South East
- Lot 2 – England wide £20m - £70m
- Lot 3 – England wide £70m+
- Lot 5 – National - Projects over £80m
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office,
supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring
common goods and services.
To find out more about CCS, visit: www.crowncommercial.gov.uk