Atkins wins place on £1.6bn NHS framework

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Design and engineering consultant Atkins has been awarded a place on the third generation NHS Shared Business Services framework agreement. 

The £1.6bn Healthcare Planning, Construction Consultancy Ancillary Services (HPCCAS) framework runs until 2027.

Atkins will not only be providing its core design and engineering multi-disciplinary services, but has also been awarded a specific Net Zero, Environmental Consultancy and Sustainability lot to support its clients’ estate-level decarbonisation goals.

Alan Jarvie, framework director for Atkins, said: “We are extremely pleased to be appointed on to this nationally significant framework. 

“Having featured on the previous two iterations of the framework this reappointment reinforces our position as a trusted and innovative healthcare design partner.  

“It’s important to note that this framework is not only available for use by the National Health Service, but all other public sector organisations across the UK and gives a compliant, quick and cost-effective route for procuring construction related consultancy services.”

Atkins has been working on a wide range of projects under the existing framework arrangements including the design for a new forensics centre in Bicester for Thames Valley Police and an estate rationalisation programme for the University of Exeter.

Melissa King, senior category manager – construction and infrastructure at NHS SBS, said: “We’re excited to launch our Healthcare Planning, Construction Consultancy and Ancillary Services framework agreement, which replaces our successful Construction Consultancy Services 2 framework agreement.

“It is designed to support the NHS and wider public sector by providing high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions through UK-wide coverage, a unique depth of expertise and a broad range of suppliers.”

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