Principal Supply Chain Members (PSCMs)

PSCPs are appointed to serve the needs of the whole of Scotland with their supply chains structured in a way which allows the PSCP to offer full cover across Scotland for all types of project envisaged. Principal Supply Chain Members (PSCMs) should generally comprise, without limitation, the following disciplines:

  • Constructors / Installers;
  • Mechanical and Water Services Engineering installers;
  • Electrical Engineering installers;
  • Architects;
  • Civil and Structural Engineering design organisations;
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Water Service Engineering design organisations (MEP Engineers);
  • Design organisations – including masterplanning, acoustic, interior design and landscaping;
  • specialties;
  • Cost Managers; – Commercial Managers;
  • Masterplanning and Planning Consultants;
  • Healthcare Planning organisations;
  • Fire Engineering Consultants;
  • BREEAM Consultants;
  • Facilities Management Advisors (providing advice not services); and
  • Any other consultants that are required to achieve a holistic supply chain.

Involvement of PSCMs in more than one supply chain will be permitted.  However, on a project by project basis, advisors for the framework customer and the PSCP shall not be permitted to work on the same project for both parties to avoid any conflict of interest issues that may arise.

In the event that (i) a PSCM ceases to be part of a supply chain or (ii) the PSCP requires additional resources to complete a project, any replacement or additional PSCM may only be used with the prior agreement of Health Facilities Scotland (HFS).

PSCPs must ensure that any PSCM they intend to form part of their supply chain for a mini-competition call-off which are not already part of their approved supply chain, must be firstly registered and approved by HFS.

HFS requires all PSCMs to enter into the spirit of collaborative working and has identified certain key areas where it expects the PSCPs and their PSCMs to work together and with the Framework customers:

  • Collaborative purchasing combining and maximising the buying power of each supply chain and that of NHSScotland;
  • Standardisation of components and designs / repeatable rooms to assist buildability and encourage off-site manufacture and prefabrication;
  • Sharing of project information in particular innovation and best practice via the Frameworks Scotland 3 website Members’ Area;
  • The feedback and learning groups that are set up to ensure collaboration and continuous improvement will focus initially on these areas;

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