28 March 2014
Carillion named preferred provider to run NUH E&F Services
Carillion is the preferred provider to run Estates and
Facilities (E&F) Services at Nottingham University Hospitals
NHS Trust, which includes Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham
This follows a two year procurement process which involved the
Trust going out to the market to provide assurance to those it
serves that its E&F services are achieving best value for
money, are delivered to the highest quality for patients and are
fit for the future.
Carillion and Cofely (formerly Balfour Beatty) were the two
final shortlisted external bidders competing with others to run
these NUH services, which includes cleaning, catering, laundry and
linen, car parking and security. It is anticipated Carillion will
start running these services from June 2014.
The NUH Trust Board yesterday (Thursday 27 March 2014) decided
it is their intention to appoint Carillion as the preferred
provider to run these services after scoring higher as part of the
final evaluation process on the Trust's overall requirements. This
included quality and financial requirements.
The Board's decision is pending the statutory "standstill"
period which concludes at midnight on 7 April 2014. The purpose of
this statutory "standstill" period is to allow the unsuccessful
bidder to challenge the decision before the contract is signed. NUH
aims to finalise the contract with Carillion at the end of this
The circa £200million contract will be for an initial five year
period, with the option to extend by a further three years subject
to satisfactory performance reviews.
Peter Homa, Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals
NHS Trust, said: "At every stage of this exercise, the bidders
(including Carillion) have recognised the strengths of the services
currently provided by our in-house team. We however have a duty to
those we serve to ensure the services we provide are value for
money and to the highest standard and this is what we have remain
focused on throughout this exercise.
"Carillion have extensive experience of running Estates and
Facilities Services at other similar-size hospitals. We are
confident that by working in partnership with Carillion and
utilising their expertise and innovative ideas for running these
services, we can build on our strengths and further improve service
standards for the benefit of our patients.
"We in no way underestimate the impact this exercise, the
largest such exercise the Trust has ever run, has had on those
staff affected by this change. Over the coming weeks we will begin
a consultation exercise with staff and proposals to transfer around
1,200 staff to Carillion at the start of this new contract."
Richard Howson, Chief Executive of Carillion plc, said: "I am
delighted that Carillion has been selected as the preferred bidder
to become a strategic partner for one of the country's largest NHS
Trusts. We look forward to working with the Nottingham
University Hospitals NHS Trust and to using our extensive skills
and experience in the health sector to support the Trust in
delivering first class patient services."