Growing patient waiting lists and a lack of clinical space plague the NHS. A quick solution to help increase capacity and treat more patients is modular buildings, which can be mobilised quickly and efficiently.

Modular solutions are scalable, adaptable, and cost-effective for you to use.  They often provide a longer-term solution and can be added onto existing hospital buildings in a matter of weeks, offering a custom solution without the delay, so patients can be seen quicker. Modular buildings also support the environment, with reduced carbon emissions, and less dust and noise pollution during the construction process – ideal for healthcare where the environment should be clean and quiet. Offsite construction means less disruption on live sites such as hospitals and schools, which is highly beneficial to both service users and staff.

The Modular Buildings Framework Agreement provides up to 50% faster delivery than onsite construction. The efficiency gains from modular and offsite manufactured solutions support the delivery of the government’s construction and industry strategy targets, which include time and cost savings as well as whole life cost benefits and in use savings.

The specification for the framework agreement was developed through thorough consultation with the market and experts in the field of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). It also supports government strategy by ensuring that social value, sustainability, MMC and key principles of The Construction Playbook are incorporated within the framework agreement.

The Modular Buildings Framework Agreement forms part of a wider solution that focusses on, ‘future-proofing estates and infrastructure’, helping to achieve NHSE estates and infrastructure targets.

Framework Agreement Information

What dates is the framework agreement active?
5 July 2021 – 4 July 2025

Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
All NHS SBS approved organisations. This includes all NHS Trusts and wider Public Sector within the UK.

What does this framework agreement cover?
The framework offers on significant savings when compared to purchasing solutions direct. The NHS SBS Modular Buildings framework agreement covers the purchase, hire or lease of modular design solutions.

The framework agreement has been structured in the following lots:

  • Lot 1: Bespoke modular buildings for purchase
  • Lot 2: Bespoke modular buildings for hire
  • Lot 3: Modular healthcare units for purchase
  • Lot 4: Modular healthcare units for hire
  • Lot 5: Modular education units for purchase
  • Lot 6: Modular education units for hire
  • Lot 7: Residential purchase
  • Lot 8: Modular kitchens purchase and hire, plus catering equipment hire and permanent catering managed services

What are the benefits of using this framework agreement?
SUPPLIER CAPACITY
Having recognised the high levels of demand seen in the Modular sector over the past two years, we have added more capacity to the framework agreement to keep pace to support NHS and wider public sector. With a range of suppliers opting into various value bands there is a solution available for every type of project, no matter how large or small.

MATURE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
With hundreds of modular projects delivered, from simple £20k hire to complex £20m+ healthcare new build and combined with experienced staff, this next generation framework can support all requirements.

CLEAR, FLEXIBLE PRICING STRUCTURE
With pricing options that include per m2, overheads & profits, staff rate cards and flexible pricing structure to support clients’ unique requirement.

MMC, NET ZERO AND THE CONSTRUCTION PLAYBOOK
Support government strategy by ensuring that social value, sustainability, MMC and key principles of The Construction Playbook are incorporated within the framework agreement.

Efficiency gains from Modular Construction
The efficiency gains from modular and offsite manufactured solutions support the delivery of the government’s construction and industry strategy targets, which include time and cost savings as well as whole life cost benefits and in use savings. This modular building framework in turn provides a fully UK compliant route for NHS and public sector organisations to procure all types of modular building solutions. The framework agreement has been awarded following a fair and open competition across the offsite construction and modular buildings market. The specification has been developed through thorough consultation with the market and experts in the field of Modern Methods of Construction.

50% FASTER DELIVERY THAN ONSITE CONSTRUCTION

  • Both permanent and temporary modular build solutions are available with preferential pricing without the need for a further complex procurement process.
  • Direct award and further competition routes are available under this framework allowing the procurement process to be quicker and more efficient.

LESS ON-SITE DISRUPTION

  • Modular Buildings are pre-manufactured in a controlled factory environment and assembled on site offering a full turnkey solution.
  • Ideal for live and busy clinical, classroom or office environments

CONTROL OF COSTS

  • The framework provides the flexibility to purchase and hire from the capital and revenue budget.
  • Production in a controlled factory environment will keep your project on time and on cost.

GREENER

  • Modular buildings provide sustainable, greener solutions to help construction industry on the road to Net Zero.

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  • Browse our range of framework agreements, with instant access to all associated documents.
  • Search by keyword to easily find the information you’re looking for.
  • Access support from our team of experts, who can advise on further competitions and answer any questions you might have.

 

Modular Solutions Case Studies

Procured via NHS Shared Business Services via mini-competition.

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North Middlesex Hospital

Procured through NHS Shared Business Services, Premier was appointed to design, manufacture, and install a bespoke ward building to be in use for around 18 months.

Premier Modular Case Study for North Middlesex Hospital

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