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Eight bidders chosen for 'Scottish ProCure 21'

Eight firms have been chosen to bid for a £900 million hospital building framework in Scotland.

Client Health Facilities Scotland has opened up competition for a four year deal that would see it appoint a series of contractor-led supply chain teams to build healthcare facilities for NHS boards across Scotland.

The shortlist for the Frameworks Scotland deal is dominated by firms linked to ProCure 21, the Department of Health’s equivalent programme in England.

Current ProCure 21 firms HBG, Interserve, Laing O’Rourke, and Balfour Beatty are joined on the bid list by former P21 members Carillion and Morgan Ashurst. The remaining slots have gone to Morrison and a joint Robertson/Dawn team. Four further firms prequalified for the framework but failed to make the shortlist.

Tenders have gone out for the work today (20 June) with Health Facilities Scotland’s procurement team planning a series of visits to bidders live sites, completed projects and headquarters. It will also interview bidders and ask them to submit figures for their anticipated overheads, profits and consultancy rates.

Between three and five winning teams will be chosen in October with work starting on the first schemes straight away. Projects procured through the framework are expected to be valued at between £1 and £100 million.

Tenders have also been sent out today for frameworks covering project management, cost consultancy, planning supervision, CDM co-ordinators and healthcare planners.