GRAHAM Construction has been awarded a place on ProCure22 (P22), the government’s £4bn construction procurement framework for delivering NHS and social care capital schemes in England. The framework is scheduled to commence on 3 October 2016 and will run for four years.

The Department of Health has appointed GRAHAM as one of six Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs), along with Kier, Interserve, Galliford Try, BAM and IHP (a joint venture between Vinci and Sir Robert McAlpine).

P22 is the third iteration of the framework that provides the NHS with the tools to deliver improved estate performance while lowering construction and maintenance costs. This new framework is designed to further drive increased efficiency and productivity, streamline the procurement process and produce stronger partnerships between clients, PSCPs and supply chains – all with the aim of supporting enhanced clinical outputs for patients and better environments for staff and visitors.

Keith Hayes, Healthcare Director at GRAHAM Construction, said:  “With the P22 framework focusing on quality, value, cost certainty, collaboration, standardisation and a drive for efficiency savings, we are confident that the knowledge and experience gained from our extensive ongoing healthcare portfolio will help further enhance its outcomes.

“We’re looking forward to working with the Department of Health and our PSCM and PSCP colleagues once the framework comes into place. The combination of the GRAHAM regional office network, carefully assembled specialist supply chain members, BIM focus and extensive experience across the full spectrum of healthcare facilities means we will be able to help NHS clients successfully deliver improvements across their estates and ultimately contribute to optimum outcomes for patients and staff.”