No more PFI deals, chancellor announces”. However, is PFI too appealing to remove it from the procurement tool box?
Burkhard Musselmann, Managing Principal, Stantec
Since the 80’s public-private partnership (PPP) procurement models emerged as the dominant form of procurement for large National Health Service projects. However, the funding model has come at a cost. It is estimated that PPP hospitals currently cost around £2 billion every year in operational costs.
Much of this onerous legacy is the result of an approach that has prioritised commercial considerations in the design and construction, resulting in poor performance of the building and correspondingly high costs during the operational phase.
Despite of its negative reputation and challenges in the past will PPP really be abolished, or will it come back rebranded and transformed? And if so, how can new PPP schemes be influenced and bettered by design?
NHS Procure22 – Present and Future
Jonathan Ainley, P22 Framework Manager, BAM Construct UK Ltd
P22 is now just over half-way through its four year life and 94 new schemes have been registered on the ProCure22 Club website. It has delivered impressive and measurable results since its introduction in 2016.
The presentation will argue that the framework could offer so much more if the NHS openly embraced the true spirit of P22 and recognise PSCPs and their supply chains as valuable partners who bring expertise not readily available in today’s NHS. This requires the NHS to adopt a different mind-set, moving from seeing the PSCP as principally a builder appointed for a single building or a group of buildings to one where the PSCP is a long-term partner helping the NHS deliver service improvement and organisational change through well-designed, flexible and efficient facilities across multiple sites and providers.