Six bidders have been notified that they have been successful on the latest health framework, which will replace Procure 21+ in September.
An official announcement is expected later next week but Galliford Try, Interserve, Kier and Vinci/Sir Robert McAlpine joint venture IHP have been told they have successfully renewed their places.
The newcomers will replace Balfour Beatty and Willmott Dixon on the new framework, which could see a spend of anywhere between £2bn-£5bn over the next four years.
Around 11 firms chased a place on the framework, which in recent years has seen Kier pick up the lion’s share of available NHS Trust work channeled through ProCure 21+.
Laing O’Rourke, Lendlease and a consortium of Volker Fitzpatrick, Thomas Vale and Henry Boot were also in the chase for places.
The new framework will continue to promote effective collaboration which led to the success of the repeatable rooms and standardised components initiative, and achieved big savings through set detailed design templates.
Despite claims for greater efficiency gains using Procure 21+ several NHS Trust have opted to procure work outside the framework, leaving the door open for other contractors to secure healthcare work.