Construction Works and Associated Services 2 (CWAS2) / ProCure 23 (P23)

Updates

24/11/2021: There has been a recent update to the bidding process for P23 within the RM6267 Construction Works and Associated Services 2 / P23 agreement. This update is for lots 1, 2 and 3 only.

For more information, read our contract notice.

You should use the eSourcing portal to ask any questions relating to this update. Note that CCS will not respond to any clarification questions about lots 4 and 5.

Summary

NHS England and all other UK public sector bodies can buy a range of construction works.

Description

This is a collaborative agreement between CCS and NHS England and Improvement for the provision of construction works.

It will provide construction works to the NHS in England and all other UK public sector bodies. This includes:

  • health including NHS Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • local Authorities
  • blue light services
  • education
  • devolved Administrations

ProCure23 (P23) will be the fourth iteration of the ProCure agreement and will continue to provide design and construction services to the NHS. Once the Department of Health and Social Care’s existing ProCure 22 (P22) expires, lots 1 to 3 will be the default commercial agreement for capital health projects in England.

Lots 4 and 5 will be part of Construction Works and Associated Services 2 (CWAS2). They will provide extra market capacity for larger value, general construction and airfield projects and will run alongside the existing Construction Works and Associated Services (CWAS)

This agreement will also support government policy of using construction of infrastructure and building to drive the market recovery following Covid-19.

Benefits

  • applies the principles of the Construction Playbook by rationalising agreements and taking a collaborative approach between CCS and NHS E&I
  • successful suppliers are approved using a thorough selection process
  • flexible application allowing use of all common construction procurement contract methodologies (for example, NEC3, NEC4, JCT) and supporting early engagement of the supply chain
  • reassurance that the commercial agreements carries out all government policies and strategies
  • brings together industry with the end user to promote collaborative working practices
  • improves outputs by adopting an innovative framework alliance approach (encourages openness and trust between parties to a contract)
  • promotes innovation and efficiency through the use of technology and modern methods of construction (MMC)
  • supports the use of whole life cost approaches in public sector spending (this means taking into account the total cost of a product or service over its lifetime)
  • introduces government Boilerplate clauses to standardise industry terms and conditions for best value
  • supports a sustainable industry for example, prompt payment, social value, carbon net zero initiatives
  • lot structure opens up opportunities to SMEs at regional level to bid for public sector contracts
  • enhances CCS commercial agreements for construction works, construction professional services, modular building, building materials and facilities management. Creating an end-to end strategy

Product types

Proposed lots:

Lot 1: ProCure 23 (P23): Healthcare Solution Provider <£20M:Regional Sub-Lots:

  • 1.1: North East (Includes Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • 1.2: North West
  • 1.3: Midlands (East & West)
  • 1.4: East of England
  • 1.5: London
  • 1.6: South East
  • 1.7: South West

Lot 2: P23: Healthcare Solution Provider £20M  to £70M National Lot)

Lot 3: P23: Healthcare Solution Provider > £70M (National Lot)

Lot 4: CWAS 2:Airfield Works (National Lot)

Lot 5: CWAS 2:General Construction Works >£80M (National Lot)

Customer engagement

We carried out customer engagement as part of CWAS procurement activity. We have carried this customer engagement forward into this next iteration.

NHS E&I undertook extensive customer engagement to prepare the P23 requirements for this procurement. We created the procurement approaches and lot structure directly from this work.

Supplier engagement

If you would like to receive progress updates, you can register your interest by emailing the team

In your email you will need to include the following information:

  • organisation name
  • contact name
  • job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation)
  • contact phone number
  • contact email
  • organisation website link

We will be hosting a Webinar on 2 September 2021.

If you would like to attend this webinar, you will need to let us know in your email by midday on Friday 27 August 2021.

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in Find a Tender Service (FTS) Contract notice
Tender documents Download documents

Timeline

Lots 4 and 5 only (closed opportunity) This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Timeline

Lots 4 and 5 only (closed opportunity) This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Activity Estimated dates
Drafting of procurement documents September 2021
Publication of Contract Notice  27 September 2021
Intention to award 11 February 2022
Award of agreement 22 February 2022

Timeline

Lots 1, 2 and 3 only (open)

Activity Estimated dates
Drafting of procurement documents September 2021
Publication of contract notice 27 September 2021
Issue of contract notice update 23 November 2021
Intention to award 28 February 2022
Award of agreement 11 March 2022