Gloucestershire construction consultancy named supplier for prestigious NHS framework
Vitruvius Management Services in Gloucester has been named an official supplier for a prestigious NHS framework agreement.
Created by NHS Shared Business Services — the country’s leading supplier of corporate services to the NHS and a force for good in the sector — the Healthcare Planning, Construction Consultancy and Ancillary Services framework agreement helps to meet infrastructure and construction demands across the NHS and public sector, providing a fully compliant procurement route.
Testament to Vitruvius’s impressive expertise and accreditations, it saw off competition from national and international groups to earn its place as one of only 53 construction consultancies in the country to have been named a supplier, with all public sector clients now able to procure project management and quantity surveying services from the Brockworth-based business under the framework agreement.
The process has taken over two years, but Vitruvius remained committed throughout the numerous stages — and achieved maximum scores for its management of risk and collaboration and innovation, which are key aspects of the construction process.
Some of Vitruvius’s existing clients, including The Science Museum Group, already procure services through the framework — and the business is already getting enquiries from new clients, including Keele University in Staffordshire.
Vitruvius’s managing director, Mark Price, said: ‘Securing a position on this
national public sector framework, against fierce competition, is a reflection
our team’s expertise and commitment to deliver quality and value.
‘Prospective private sector
clients looking for a reliable partner will also be assured by the credibility
of the NHS framework agreement.’
NHS Shared Business Services senior category manager — construction and infrastructure, Melissa Smith, added: ‘To achieve the level of
investment and regeneration required across the NHS and public sector,
customers need a compliant, secure and trusted route that helps them navigate
construction consultancy services through to procurement.
‘With £1.6bn expected spend via
it over the next four years, the HPCCAS framework agreement has the potential
to achieve public sector savings of up £240 million.’