Integrated Health Projects (IHP), the VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine 20-year alliance has been reappointed to the latest iteration of the healthcare framework, ProCure23 (P23), part of Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) Construction Works and Associated Services 2 (CWAS2) Framework. 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.
IHP have been successful on all 3 Lots including Lot 1 for projects under £20m in the Sub-Lots North-West; North-East, Midlands and London regions; Lot 2 for national projects between £20 - £70m and Lot 3 for national projects above £70m. The P23 framework is available to all NHS Trusts and healthcare providers in England.
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.
IHP will help to develop new, refurbished and repurposed health facilities that reflect changing health priorities, advances in clinical and medical capabilities and the broader societal, environmental and technological challenges and opportunities.
IHP has been selected for each iteration of the ProCure Framework since its first pilot scheme some 20 years ago. It is a mature and proven alliance of two of the most stable and established names in the UK and international construction industry, providing comprehensive national coverage for successful delivery for the NHS. The alliance has already supported over 75 NHS Trusts and healthcare providers with over 85% repeat appointments under the ProCure Frameworks.
Since 2003, the IHP alliance has delivered healthcare projects that provide improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact whilst engaging with the local community to enhance social value. The alliance is perfectly placed to deliver the key policies of the Construction Playbook including increasing the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), reduction of carbon emissions, embedding digital technologies, whole life costing and leaving a social value legacy in our communities.
IHP has a strong focus on innovative solutions. The team has pioneered “barn” operating theatres, developed and delivered Repeatable Rooms and a Standard Platform for Healthcare Buildings. They are also an active partner in the Construction Innovation Hub Platform Development Programme delivering a platform rulebook for standardised low carbon healthcare solutions.
IHP and their fully integrated supply chain are experienced in all facets of healthcare infrastructure. Together they bring the technical expertise, robust cost control and programme management skills needed to safely deliver excellent value, modern, sustainable and high-quality facilities on time and within budget that we can all be proud of.
Alan Kondys, IHP and VINCI Health Sector Director said: “IHP are delighted to continue to support the NHS nationally through P23. We will build on our legacy of over 200 healthcare projects to improve healthcare outcomes. To achieve this, we will continue to support the collaborative initiatives on stakeholder engagement, standardisation, project assurance and carbon reduction to increase efficiency and sustainability.”
Stuart McArthur, IHP and Sir Robert McAlpine Healthcare Leader, said: “We are pleased that IHP has been appointed on all the Lots of the P23 framework it bid for. Through the tried and tested 20 successful years of our alliance, we have demonstrated that we have the experience, expertise and capacity to deliver the Government’s vision. Amongst our distinctive qualities, we bring our unique collaborative approach, which aligns with the nature of the P23 framework to serve healthcare’s best interests across the country.”
In 2020, IHP was honoured to have been called upon to support the NHS during the COVID-19 national response, delivering a number of award-winning emergency projects with over 1,500-beds in less than a month including the 750-bed Manchester Nightingale Hospital in 13-days.
Date: 06 April 2022