About Frameworks Scotland 2

Frameworks Scotland 2 is a procurement programme which provides a wide variety of construction-related services for both new build and refurbishment projects. This national framework is an agreement with five Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs) selected via an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) tender process for capital investment construction schemes across Scotland up to 2019. An NHS health or social care client may select a PSCP for a project they wish to undertake without having to go through an OJEU procurement themselves.

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The five PSCPs are:

Six Consultant frameworks have also been established in support of the main PSCP frameworks for the following disciplines:


Frameworks Scotland 2 builds on the success of Frameworks Scotland which has seen 60 completed NHS facilities with a value of £462m delivered to date and a further on site or in development with a value of £51m.

Frameworks Scotland 2 is a procurement process which improves upon the success of the original four year framework.  Frameworks Scotland 2 is similar to health frameworks which have also had a significant and proven track record in both England and Wales.

The principal focus of the work under Frameworks Scotland 2 is around the acute sector and includes both refurbishment and new build work together with programmes of backlog maintenance, statutory compliance, business continuity-related and risk reduction work.

Frameworks Scotland 2 provides clients with the ability to readily appoint accredited PSCPs alongside a pre-agreed commercial arrangement. It enables the team to immediately focus on taking the project forward rather than being involved in a protracted advertisement, selection and appointment process. Using the standard Frameworks Scotland 2 mini – competition  procedure, clients can select any one of the PSCP / Consultants  within four weeks from the initial issue of the High Level Information Pack (HLIP).

Frameworks Scotland 2 offers the rapid mobilisation of projects with supply chains who have excellent NHS experience. It provides joint incentives, long-term relationships and performance and affords clients more certainty of Time, Cost and Quality than they have previously experienced.

PSCPs are very different to traditional contracting organisations as their supply chains contain a wealth of expertise from construction professionals through to specialist members of the supply chain. This provides clients with the unique opportunity of engaging the PSCP to undertake a wide variety of duties from service strategies, estates strategies, business planning, developing the brief and design development through to major and minor construction works.

In addition to work relating to projects to be delivered under the Frameworks Scotland 2 construction framework, Consultants will be available for a range of publicly funded new build construction, refurbishment programmes of backlog maintenance and risk reduction work, statutory compliance and business continuity related works which will be delivered in respect of health, social care and other facilities not necessarily delivered under Frameworks Scotland 2.

The following clients will be Frameworks Scotland 2 customers entitled to call off the framework:- NHSScotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and other NHS organisations operating in Scotland i.e. any other organisations involved in the provision of health / social care facilities or health / social care related services in Scotland (including those working with or on behalf of the above NHSScotland bodies including, without limitation, entities which are involved in the funding and / or operation of health and social care facilities, universities, charities and local authorities, as nominated by the relevant Health Boards. These bodies may act individually or collectively when calling off the framework.

Frameworks Scotland 2 does not facilitate the provision of funding. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure adequate funding for the works is available when required.

Where a client is proposing to undertake a scheme and would like to learn more about the Frameworks Scotland 2 process, they should contact Health Facilities Scotland. If it is agreed that the client should go ahead with the scheme, the client should register the proposed scheme on the Frameworks Scotland 2 website. There is no commitment to proceed by registering the scheme, and the information stays confidential with the Frameworks Scotland 2 team until the client chooses to make it more widely visible.

Registered  clients are encouraged to access the Frameworks Scotland 2 Members’ Area to find out further information on projects similar to that which they are proposing to undertake.