The P2020 team have been very busy since the industry webinar on 17 January, and this is update provides you with key information following the webinar.

Supplier Engagement
The P2020 team’s open offer of 1:1s with potential PSCPs was very well subscribed, and these were undertaken through February and March. We received some very good feedback which is being used to inform the new framework. Key themes included:

  • PSCPs having to name their PSCMs at framework bid stage.
  • Fee structure of part fixed and part levy works well for higher value projects.
  • Early PSCP involvement on complex schemes.
  • Designing out gaming opportunities.
  • Pipeline visibility needs to be improved.
  • Supporting the capability of clients using the framework.
  • Commercial assessments must not make price the key factor.
  • Exclusion of insurance costs from the PSCP fee.
  • Increasing regional lots to 7.
  • Reducing the financial band for Lot 1
  • Ability to form dynamic joint ventures for large schemes.

Procurement Timeline 
You will be aware and will also be building your own contingency plans for managing the Coronavirus pandemic. As you will appreciate many DHSC colleagues are now working to support the health system in managing this. The situation will be monitored over the coming weeks and as our priorities change so may the timetable for P2020. We will of course keep you updated as we appreciate you will have resource constraints as well. At the moment it does not seem appropriate to issue an updated timetable but as soon as we have more certainty around our resource we will share this with you.

P2020 is moving
ProCure2020 will be the 4th generation of the ProCure framework. The many successes to date will be built upon and modernised through P2020’s current design and immanent procurement. Some of the feedback that we have received suggests that moving the framework close to the NHS will help with engagement and take up. As such P2020 will move from its current home in Department of Health and Social Care to NHS England and NHS Improvement. 

NHSE/I have been very close to and heavily involved with the design of the new framework, helping P2020 become their preferred procurement route for design and construction of buildings across the sector. 

Cliff Jones Retirement
Many of you will know Cliff Jones who has headed up the Procure team for many years. Cliff has decided to take his retirement and will be leaving us at the end of April 2020. I am sure you will all join us in wishing Cliff a very happy and relaxing retirement and thank him for his work across the sector over many years.

Updates
We do intend to make these updates to you on a regular basis. The next update on progress for P2020 will be in April.