The NHS Client and the PSCP follow the ProCure21+ procurement principles and process for design and construction of the proposed works as set out in the ProCure21+ NEC3 Contract Template and associated guidance. Training and implementation support is available from the ProCure21+ team throughout the all stages of the scheme.
ProCure21+ is a suitable procurement route for the following types of work:
- Service planning or reconfiguration reviews;
- Major Works Schemes (or refurbishments);
- Minor Works programmes, in which each task value does not exceed £1m;
- Infrastructure upgrades (roads, plant, etc) and non-health buildings (car parks, etc);
- Feasibility studies.
ProCure21+can be used by any NHS organisation or any non-NHS organisation collaborating with an NHS organisation for the provision of a facility that has a health component.
ProCure21+ does not facilitate the provision of funding. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure adequate funding for the works is available when required.
Where an NHS Client is proposing to undertake a scheme and would like to learn more about the ProCure21+ process, they should contact their local Implementation Advisor first. If it is agreed that the NHS Client should go ahead with the scheme, the Client should register the proposed scheme on the ProCure21+ website. There is no commitment to proceed by registering the scheme, and the information stays confidential with the ProCure21+ team until the client chooses to make it more widely visible. However, the NHS Client will be expected to agree to the NHS Client Charter as a condition of using ProCure21+.
Registered NHS Clients are encouraged access to the ProCure21+ Club to find information on projects similar to that which they are proposing to undertake. They should contact other NHS Clients to obtain their feedback on ProCure21+.