Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, has secured its place on Frameworks Scotland 3. Kier and five other Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCP) have successfully been appointed to the £650m framework, which will run for five years and allow health boards across Scotland to procure for construction projects.
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This appointment follows Kier’s successful delivery of vital healthcare facilities across Scotland as part of its previous iteration, Frameworks Scotland 2, including the Golden Jubilee expansion programme, upgrades to Royal Cornhill Hospital as well as the delivery of NHS Louisa Jordan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in just 20 days.
Sean O’Callaghan, frameworks director for Kier Regional Building Scotland, states: “We are delighted to have been appointed to Frameworks Scotland 3 and over the next five years, we look forward to working collaboratively with health boards across the country to support the delivery of new healthcare infrastructure.
“We will continue to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the needs of our clients and have technical excellence at the core of our project delivery.”
Gordon James, Director of Health Facilities Scotland said: “Our NHS is under immense pressure due to the current pandemic, and the need for future-proof healthcare facilities is paramount. Frameworks Scotland 3 provides our customers with peace-of-mind, knowing we have a team of leading construction firms like Kier, eager to support new build and refurbishment projects.
“Following our success with the recent NHS Louisa Jordan development we are looking forward to progressing a range of exciting and meaningful projects across NHS Scotland.”
Frameworks Scotland 3 is a framework managed by Health Facilities Scotland, a service under NHS National Services Scotland. It simplifies the procurement processes for new build, refurbishment and backlog maintenance projects in the Scottish health and social care sector. A Principal Supply Chain Partner (PSCP) will be appointed to act as a one stop shop’ solution provider, carrying out a diverse range of design, planning and construction via their integrated supply chains. Having a Frameworks Scotland 3 PSCP for a project helps ensure the best value and quality, shared learning and overall peace of mind.
Kier is one of the UK’s leading public sector healthcare builders and since 2013, it has delivered over £2bn of healthcare facilities across the full spectrum of clinical services from master planning, primary, acute and mental health to radiotherapy services ranging from £1m to £150m.