Essentia wins place on construction framework


NHS Shared Business Services framework enables NHS trusts to procure professional services for capital projects

Healthcare planning and infrastructure consultancy, Essentia Trading, has won a place on the NHS Shared Business Services’ Construction Consultancy Services Framework.

This enables NHS trusts and other public-sector bodies to procure OJEU-compliant professional services for capital projects.

Commenting on the win, David Smith, director of capital development at Essentia, said: “Organisations today, particularly those in the public sector, want to improve their built environment without compromising on quality, even under financial constraints.

“We prioritise robust planning and programme management across all projects to ensure they not only fully deliver the business case objectives, but truly maximise organisational-wide benefits.”

The framework is run by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), which streamlines purchasing activities for its member trusts and suppliers.

This enables estimated savings of up to 15% to be reinvested, ultimately enhancing the quality of patient care and reducing inefficiencies and waste.

All suppliers have already demonstrated their capability to provide competent healthcare consultancy services through a transparent, robust and OJEU-compliant procurement process.

The new construction framework runs from April 2018 to March 2022. It offers a range of commercial options for both new-build and refurbishment projects under either design and build or traditional methodologies.

Following its successful bid, Essentia can offer the following consultancy services under the framework:

  • Project and programme management
  • Quantity surveying and cost management
  • Healthcare planning
  • Sustainability
  • Risk management
  • Estates and facilities development

Essentia already has a significant heritage in designing, managing and delivering successful estates, facilities and capital projects within the NHS and the public sector.

Its clients have included Royal Salford NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (London), St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (London), The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust (East Grinstead), Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Barts Health NHS Trust.

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