Prime, the company that focuses on healthcare has been working on the procurement of a number of new contractors as part of a new healthcare framework. Prime will be working as Framework Manager as a number of contractors have been selected in order to carry out the work proposed in the Framework.
The contractors that have been awarded the work are Interserve, Kier, VINCI Construction UK, Willmott Dixon and Speller Metcalfe. These contractors will be carrying out work for the Private Investment Construction Framework. This framework is being supported by the Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust. It is thought that the Framework has been established in order to carry out a number of different privately funded projects. These projects will be carried out for private healthcare services as well as the NHS.
The work forecast will be separated in to two separate Lots. The first Lot of work will include those projects that are valued at more than £10 million and projects that are planned across England and Wales. The second Lot will cover those projects that have a value of lower than £10 million and these projects will be focused in Southerly and central areas of the work.
The Private Investment Construct will be carried out by the previously listed contractors. The contractors that already have a national presence; Interserve, Kier, VINCI and Willmott Dixon will be working on the national projects that are categorized in to Lot 1. The other contractor Speller Metcalfe is based in the midlands and has been selected in order to carry pout the work that will take place in Lot 2. It is thought that the Midlands-based company will also open doors to other contractors that have experience in carrying out work in the healthcare sector.
The work planned as part of the Private Investment Construction Framework has been predicted to last for four years. The Frame work will enable the construction of more new build projects and refurbishments projects to take place around the country.