UK-wide facilities management company Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM), with offices in Glasgow, Manchester and Belfast, has announced its continued success supporting the healthcare sector across the UK after being named as a supplier on NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement
Designed to respond to the need within the NHS for high-quality, innovative, and cost-effective solutions which help NHS trusts manage their estates successfully, the new framework agreement provides a rapid and compliant route for public sector organisations to access a full range of hard facilities estates and maintenance services.
Parr FM has been awarded specialist lots on the framework agreement which can provide potential savings opportunities of between 5%-10% to organisations who procure services via it. They include mechanical and electrical services, fabric maintenance, ventilation and air conditioning, boiler maintenance and low carbon energy infrastructure.
Its appointment reinforces Parr FM’s established expertise within the healthcare sector which has been marked over recent years by large FM contract wins with an International healthcare provider whose portfolio includes dental practices across the UK & Ireland and a leading high street chemist brand, ongoing support work at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, and a range of FM services supplied through a maintenance agreement with one of Greater Manchester’s largest medical practices, Newbury Place Health Centre, and the company’s support of the roll-out of NHS Nightingale Hospitals and testing and vaccination centres during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As a trusted delivery partner within the UK-wide healthcare sector for over 20 years, we are acutely aware of the pressures in this sector with rising demand for services, reduced budgets, increasing workforce pressures, and ever-changing regulations,” said Ivan Morley, Facilities Management Director, Parr FM.
“Securing a place as one of the preferred suppliers on this NHS SBS Framework will allow us to continue to provide creative, cost-effective solutions, adding value where we can. Our services are carried out to the highest standards and this second iteration of NHS SBS’s framework offers flexible options from Parr FM, from delivering a single service, to a bundled service provision or a fully managed solution. With FM teams operating throughout the UK, we are ideally positioned to meet the exacting requirements of any NHS Trust Estates team and look forward to the challenge.”
Brendan Griffin-Ryan, NHS SBS senior category manager – Estates & Facilities, commented:
“The 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 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.”
“The Covid-19 pandemic has presented new safety and infection control challenges and led to healthcare providers having to significantly adapt to ensure they can maintain Covid-safe environments. Hence the framework’s inclusion of a range of supplier services and innovative solutions, such as touch-free entrance technology, to support the new Covid-safety requirements.”
For more information about the Hard Facilities Management Framework and how Parr Facilities Management can support NHS Hospitals and organisations across the UK visit www.parr-fm.com and www.sbs.nhs.uk.