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ISG Talks About the Future of Public Sector Procurement

Zoe Price, ISG’s group director of public sector frameworks, has shared her thoughts on the future of public sector procurement at Women in Property’s most recent industry debate – an event sponsored by ISG and Burgess Salmon. Working to create opportunities, expand knowledge and inspire change for women within the

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Bidders called for £4bn ProCure22 framework

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

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

procurement

ISG Talks About the Future of Public Sector Procurement

Zoe Price, ISG’s group director of public sector frameworks, has shared her thoughts on the future of public sector procurement at Women in Property’s most recent industry debate – an event sponsored by ISG and Burgess Salmon. Working to create opportunities, expand knowledge and inspire change for women within the property and construction industry, the Association of Women in Property aims to maximise opportunities to actively engage with influential media outlets and be seen and heard at key industry events. The sold-out event featured a panel of industry experts discussing the state of procurement within the public sector with an audience of 100 delegates. The panel featured: • Zoe Price – Group Director of Public Sector Frameworks, ISG • Simon Toplass – CEO, Pagabo • Ann Bentley – Global Board Director, Rider Levett Bucknall (also a member of the UK Government’s Construction Leadership Council) • Helen Baker – Director of Procurement, UWE • Laura Wisdom – Senior Associate, Burgess Salmon • Deborah Vogwell – Senior Manager, Homes England. Pierre Wassenaar, director at Stride Treglown, hosted the discussion, prompting debate around the benefits of the framework route, the role of SMEs and how they can compete, transparency, relationships and the future of public sector procurement, before the panel took questions from the audience. “In the last 18 months we’ve developed a new strategy on how to target and position ourselves on frameworks and it is really important to us as a business,” started Zoe. “It is a strategy that I’m very passionate about and we can evidence the added value and development of long term relationships. The best frameworks are mutually beneficial to both client and contractor, helping bring projects to site quicker and more efficiently, whilst enabling all delivery partners to share best practice and improve productivity. This was a great event with a lot of audience engagement, and it certainly showed that there is a lot of uncertainty around public sector procurement, which I believe could be supported by the use of frameworks to provide transparency and add value to the process,” she continued.

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Bidders called for £4bn ProCure22 framework

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: www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/search    

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