Future opportunity

New Hospital Programme (NHP)

  • Department of Health and Social Care

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-013023

Published 10 June 2021, 11:22am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Department of Health and Social Care

39 Victoria Street






United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI32 - Westminster

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

New Hospital Programme (NHP)

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45000000 - Construction work

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This Prior Information Notice ('PIN') relates to the commencement of the New Hospital Programme (NHP) market engagement activity rather than a specific contract or proposed procurement. This PIN is to inform suppliers that NHP wishes to commence market engagement and consultation, and invites suppliers who would like to engage with NHP to register interest via the questionnaire referred to in this PIN.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 45200000 - Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
  • 42416000 - Lifts, skip hoists, hoists, escalators and moving walkways
  • 44114000 - Concrete
  • 45100000 - Site preparation work
  • 45111000 - Demolition, site preparation and clearance work
  • 45112700 - Landscaping work
  • 45223210 - Structural steelworks
  • 45200000 - Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
  • 45210000 - Building construction work
  • 45213312 - Car park building construction work
  • 51000000 - Installation services (except software)
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
  • 45453100 - Refurbishment work
  • 45451000 - Decoration work
  • 71200000 - Architectural and related services
  • 71210000 - Advisory architectural services
  • 71322000 - Engineering design services for the construction of civil engineering works
  • 45215100 - Construction work for buildings relating to health
  • 45215140 - Hospital facilities construction work
  • 71223000 - Architectural services for building extensions
  • 71300000 - Engineering services
  • 71313420 - Environmental standards for construction
  • 71311100 - Civil engineering support services
  • 39100000 - Furniture
  • 71510000 - Site-investigation services
  • 51100000 - Installation services of electrical and mechanical equipment
  • 71220000 - Architectural design services
  • 71541000 - Construction project management services
  • 79415200 - Design consultancy services
  • 71315000 - Building services
  • 71313000 - Environmental engineering consultancy services
  • 71500000 - Construction-related services
  • 85110000 - Hospital and related services
  • 33100000 - Medical equipments
  • 71323100 - Electrical power systems design services
  • 71311000 - Civil engineering consultancy services
  • 71521000 - Construction-site supervision services
  • 71540000 - Construction management services
  • 45262000 - Special trade construction works other than roof works
  • 71222000 - Architectural services for outdoor areas
  • 71311300 - Infrastructure works consultancy services
  • 71321000 - Engineering design services for mechanical and electrical installations for buildings
  • 71420000 - Landscape architectural services
  • 71530000 - Construction consultancy services
  • 71541000 - Construction project management services
  • 45300000 - Building installation work
  • 44211100 - Modular and portable buildings

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance

Various existing and new sites across the UK Regional Health Trust Landscape.

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Government has announced that we will build 40 new hospitals by 2030. Together with 8 hospital schemes which have secured previous investment and will be delivered as part of the programme, this will result in 48 hospitals by the end of the decade, the biggest hospital building programme in a generation. The Government has confirmed an initial £3.7bn funding allocation over the next four years.The new hospitals form part of the Government’s wider Health Infrastructure Plan, a strategic long-term investment to ensure our world-class healthcare system and staff have the world-class facilities they need for the future.All the hospital schemes that are part of the New Hospital Programme will work with the central DHSC and NHS England & NHS Improvement team, with the support of regional, system and local NHS Trust leadership, to design and deliver their hospital. A package of support is being provided by the central team to all NHS Trusts in the New Hospital Programme, including business case training and close working to support the scheme development and streamline approvals.The NHP wishes to initiate early supply market involvement across a wide range of suppliers and topics in support of developing the approach, including:• Procurement & commercial considerations;• Modern Methods of Construction (MMC);• Net zero carbon;• Digital technologies; • Future healthcare demand and capacity modelling; • Skills & workforce; • Evolving clinical and operational models; • Integration with regions and systems;• Improved community service.New standards will be developed to help standardise the design of new hospitals and make use of modular construction methods to speed up the build. The programmatic approach will facilitate continual improvement and adapt in response to lessons learned from earlier schemes.As part of the delivery of these new hospitals, NHS Trusts, with support of the central programme team, will be incorporating best practice design certified with input from the UK's best qualified healthcare professionals to ensure the highest quality standards; with particular focus in areas such as improved patient flow, digitisation of services and clinical requirements. The new hospitals will make an important contribution to the Government’s net zero target, and wider ambitions for sustainable development, and will complement those outlined in the NHS Long-Term Plan.This PIN is to signal the commencement of the NHP market engagement programme and invites any interested parties across the whole supplier base to register interest to participate in future market engagement activities. The PIN does not relate to a specific contract or proposed procurement but is to inform suppliers that NHP wishes to commence market engagement and consultation, including inviting responses to the questionnaire available at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NHP-PIN/The responses to the questionnaire will inform future NHP market engagement activity.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

10 June 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Conditions regarding this PIN:NHP has selected CPV codes at II.1.2) Main CPV code and II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s) that most closely fit the scope of this market engagement but suppliers should review the questionnaire (Smart Survey) for further information on the scope of this market engagement. The questionnaire containing further information about the scope of this market engagement is available at the following link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NHP-PIN/NHP intends to continue to undertake other market engagement activity with suppliers but completion and return of the questionnaire will draw the immediate market engagement activity to an end. However, any organisation wishing to express interest in NHP can do so at any time prior to the procurement phase by contacting nhp.suppliers@nhs.net This PIN is not a call for competition and is not published to reduce time limits for the receipt of tenders. Any dates and/or durations in this PIN and in the questionnaire are indicative only. Non-participation in the market engagement exercise shall not prevent any supplier from participating in any future procurement. Publication of this PIN is part of the NHP’s due diligence process on its options, and the publication of this PIN does not indicate that a decision has been made on a particular route for a procurement and/or subsequent contract award. NHP is not obliged to communicate with any parties/economic operators that complete the questionnaire. NHP is not obliged to respond to any correspondence on this PIN or any matter related to this market engagement. The decision to include any party/economic operator in any subsequent market engagement process shall remain with NHP alone.