Galliford Try helps drive Government agenda through major framework wins

Topic Frameworks, Contracts

Date 06 Apr 2022

Galliford Try has been appointed to new lots on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework that is at the heart of Government’s agenda to drive economic growth through the UK construction sector following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Group has been awarded places on two lots that provide extra capacity to the CCS Construction Works and Associated Services framework, a pan-government procurement vehicle for construction services open to all government departments and public sector bodies in the UK.

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.

Firstly, Lot 4 includes airfield construction works, ancillary structures and associated services for public clients and will encompass the Ministry of Defence’s portfolio of air bases across the UK. Secondly, Lot 5 is for public sector projects worth more than £80m and covers many of the Government's strategic priorities, including the Defence Estate Optimisation programme. Combined the two lots have a potential value of £21bn.

Alongside these successes, Galliford Try has also been appointed to the lots that form the fourth generation of the NHS England and NHS Improvement ProCure route to market, ProCure23 (P23) –  the primary route to market for the provision of design and construction services to NHS capital projects. The business has been a contractor partner of the ProCure frameworks for over 12 years, working collaboratively to deliver high-quality healthcare facilities across the country.

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 partnership between CCS and NHS England and NHS Improvement. 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.

Galliford Try has been awarded places on five lots, covering projects worth up to £20m across the North East, North West, East of England and South East. In addition, the business has been appointed to Lot 3, which includes projects above £70m in value.

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive for Galliford Try, commented: “These appointments are a major success for our business, giving us access to a high-quality pipeline of key public sector projects in the coming years. Maintaining positions on Government frameworks such as these is a key aspect of our Sustainable Growth Strategy.

“The frameworks also represent significant platforms for the Government’s levelling up agenda, and we look forward to working with all the agencies involved to play a key role in delivering a lasting impact of the UK’s built environment.”

Simon Corben, Director of Estates and Facilities and Head of Profession at NHS England and NHS Improvement, said: “ProCure23 builds on almost two decades of success of ProCure as a route to market for NHS capital projects.

The framework has been split into 3 lots to enable greater reach into all aspects of the NHS's capital requirements including increasing our estate’s capacity through new builds, addressing backlog maintenance, or reconfiguring spaces to better meet the health and care needs of our local communities.”