The Department of Health has published a contract notice for a £4bn construction framework to succeed its ProCure21+ programme.

The ProCure 22 national framework for design and construction in England is expected to be the procurement route of choice for contracting authorities in England in the health and social care sectors.

Under Procure21 and ProCure21+ the award of design and construction schemes were valued in the region of £650m to £750m a year.

The ProCure22 framework is planned to start on 3rd October 2016 and run for four years. Over the full term, the total value of work likely to be procured through the framework is estimated to be £4bn.

For the purposes of this procurement, the Department of Health has adopted the Constructionline certification service to reduce the administrative burden on suppliers wishing to apply, but companies not registered with Constructionline can still apply.

The invitations to tender will be sent out at the end of April.

The procurement documents are available free of charge at: