BAM’s FM division has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM).
BAM was awarded a place for eight main lots, plus spots on 23 sub-lots (see list below).
NHS SBS’s second version of this framework is designed to respond to the need within the NHS for high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions to help NHS trusts manage their estates.
During the pandemic, BAM built and ran services for the NHS at Exeter Nightingale Hospital and NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and the Humber, integrating construction and FM.
The new framework's scope has broadened to encompass Covid-19 safety provisions and includes a specific emphasis on sustainability and innovation. Maintaining a safe environment in healthcare settings – from infection control to the upkeep of medical facilities and equipment – has a direct bearing on patient safety and care.
NHS SBS’s framework can provide up to 10% savings for estate, facilities and capital development teams that buy services through it. An expected expenditure of £800 million through the framework over the next four years could equate to public sector savings of up to £80 million.
Louise Williamson, BAM FM’s managing director, said: “BAM is already identifying cost savings in NHS facilities through the way we collect and use data and track energy patterns and consumption.
“Our understanding of the NHS estate’s needs is based on a whole-life approach to its assets, taking into account how buildings perform in use. Alongside our energy consultancy, our understanding of sustainability means we know how to achieve net-zero carbon. We can analyse, plan and programme estate and building assets to run more cost-effectively, smarter and cleaner. We have the knowledge and tools to help our friends in the NHS by supporting them to focus on what they do best.”
Brendan Griffin-Ryan, NHS SBS senior category manager – estates & facilities, added: “Management of NHS estates and facilities demands specialist expertise in areas such as strategic planning alongside comprehensive knowledge of the estate’s condition. Compliance, with an ever-increasing list of regulations, places further pressure on teams managing these vital services. This framework is designed to support estate managers to meet these targets and provide a compliant route for reactive, planned and new installations of equipment and infrastructure.
“With an approach heavily focused on sustainability, NHS SBS’s new framework agreement ensures broader ethical environmental objectives are considered and met, tying into the strategies and ambitions detailed in NHS England’s ‘Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service’ plan.”
- BAM FM Lots on the framework are:
- LOT 1.2 Computer Assisted Facilities Management (CAFM)
- LOT 1.3 Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS)
- LOT 2.1 Building Fabric Maintenance
- LOT 2.2 A) MTC Building
- LOT 2.2 B) MTC Painting & Decorating
- LOT 2.2 C) MTC Electrical
- LOT 2.2 D) MTC Mechanical
- LOT 2.2 E) ALL MTC LOTS
- LOT 2.3 Plumbing Services & Drainage Services
- LOT 3.1 Generator Maintenance
- LOT 3.3 Low-Carbon Energy Infrastructure
- LOT 3.4 Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
- LOT 3.7 Gas and Oil Boilers
- LOT 3.8 General Gas Appliances
- LOT 4.2 Fixed Wiring Testing and Cable Management
- LOT 4.3 Lightning Conductor Testing
- LOT 4.4 Re-lamping and Lighting Solutions
- LOT 5.1 Ventilation and Air Conditioning
- LOT 5.3 Refrigeration & Freezer Maintenance
- LOT 6.3 Auto-Doors
- LOT 6.4 Covid-secure Queue Management Systems and Access Control
- LOT 7.1 Statutory Inspections
- LOT 9.1 Hard FM Managed Services