Exclusive: Eight heavyweight contractors have put in bids for the £900m Frameworks Scotland 2 partnering agreement with the NHS.
Balfour Beatty, Bam Construct, Interserve, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and a consortium including Morgan Sindall are all in the mix for the lucrative four-year framework, which carries an optional two-year extension.
Work worth an estimated £100m-£150m each year will be carried out for hospitals across Scotland, totalling a potential £900m.
High-profile projects procured under the first framework included an £11m Emergency Care Centre for NHS Grampian and the £47.2m Royal Victoria redevelopment in Edinburgh.
NHS National Services Scotland will now narrow the list from the current eight to a list of five delivery partners.
The contractors in the race are:
Multiple NHS Trusts, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Golden Jubilee Hospital could all use the framework’s services.
Work to be procured under the framework will include construction, conversion, adaptation and repair of clinical specialist and associated facilities.
The Scottish government’s State of the NHS Scotland Estate report, published as the contract went out to tender, identified an “urgent and significant investment required” of £1bn to reduce backlog maintenance viability.