NHS Shared Business Services has launched a facilities management framework which aims to save millions of pounds from efficiencies
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has launched a facilities management framework which aims to save millions of pounds from efficiencies.
The framework is designed to offer services that range from asbestos removal to PAT testing, laundry, and the management of grounds and gardens.
NHS SBS is a part Department of Health owned joint organisation, which aims to save the NHS £1 billion in efficiencies by 2020.
The SBS has estimated that efficiencies in security services alone could conservatively save both the NHS and local government £6m every year. Given the breadth of services on offer and the volume of NHS and public sector buyers that are being given access to the framework, total savings for the taxpayer could be much higher.
The framework is Official Journal of the European Community (OJEU) compliant, and offers protection to buyers with robust terms and conditions, along with fixed prices for a minimum of two years.
Peter Akid, director of procurement at NHS Shared Business Services said: “Fully compliant with European procurement laws and offering virtually every service required in NHS and public sector estates, the facilities management framework really is a one stop shop for the public sector.
“It means procurement teams will no longer need to manage multiple frameworks or embark on costly and time-consuming local tendering,” he added.