Client: Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust
Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust recently procured mechanical and electrical (& associated construction works) via Construction Impact Framework. The scheme was necessary since one of trust’s existing sites is no longer fit-for-purpose and due to be decommissioned in July 2019. Subsequently, it was decided that the Norris Green Community Hub would be reconfigured to house and relocate existing staff. Subsequently, the scope of works included various M&E elements such as the reconfiguration of lighting, power, data and heating services, as well changes to the existing layouts.
Due to the stringent timescales under which Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust had to work to, there was not enough time to conduct a mini-competition as per the usual internal rules of the Trust, and it was therefore decided that the most efficient way forward was to make a direct-appointment. Accordingly, Livesey Contracting & Maintenance Group were appointed via CIF’s M&E contractors lot to undertake the scheme. Works began on site at the end of May, and are currently on track to complete by the end of July.
This scheme demonstrates how CIF can really help member’s get their projects up and running at times when they are working to strict timelines / under time pressures. Our framework offers a suite of quality, qualified supply partners all of whom can be appointed via direct-award (where the value of works/services are under the current OJEU thresholds). On a number of occasions our members have utilised this option and as a result have been able to deliver capital works and services on time, within budget all the while working under stringent timelines.
Construction Impact Framework is a value based socially driven framework; please have a look at our social impact case studies to see how Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust and Construction Impact Framework are changing lives through procurement.
Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust