Laing O’Rourke appointed to CWAS2 ProCure23 framework


Laing O’Rourke has been awarded a place on the £9bn ProCure23 lots and on the £21bn Construction Works and Associated Services central government lots.

The framework is divided into lots by project type and value. Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) in partnership with NHS England and Improvement awarded Laing O’Rourke three lots: lots 2 and 3 of the ProCure23 lots and lot 5 of Construction Works and Associate Services.

  • ProCure23, lot 2 will award projects to the value of £20m - £70m to the nine successful construction partners.
  • ProCure23, lot 3 will award projects over £70m to the eight successful construction partners.
  • The Construction Works and Associated Services package, lot 5 includes major construction projects over £80m to the 20 successful partners within that cohort.

Following a thorough process of information sharing Laing O’Rourke join an alliance of strategic suppliers now in a position to secure future healthcare and central government major projects over the next four and a half years.

Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

The frameworks recognise the importance of public sector construction as a key driver of economic recovery, helping the UK to build back better. It will also focus on delivering greener facilities, reducing carbon emissions throughout the process, and promoting social value.

Rory Pollock, Laing O’Rourke Healthcare Sector Leader said:

“Laing O’Rourke has a proven and unparalleled track record of successful delivery in the healthcare sector having built 16 hospitals over the past decade enabling the NHS to care for nine million people.

“Through our central healthcare team, our approach to Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), our digital engineering capability, direct delivery expertise and our specialist supply chain we believe that our operating model is uniquely positioned to assist the NHS to deliver programme and cost certainty.
“Backed by the power of experience we look forward to playing our part in making a success of the new framework.”

John Welch, Deputy Director for Construction at CCS said:

“The principles of this agreement continue on the same path as our existing ‘gold standard’ approach, increasing supply chain collaboration, boosting innovation, supporting the Government’s Carbon Net Zero target, and focusing even more strongly on building safety.

“I’m pleased that we’ve been able to collaborate successfully with our partners at the NHS, to help support Trusts in delivering their capital programmes as we build back better.”

Simon Corben, Director of Estates and Facilities and Head of Profession at NHS England and NHS Improvement, added:

“ProCure23 builds on almost two decades of success of ProCure as a route to market for NHS capital projects.

“The framework has been split into 3 lots to enable greater reach into all aspects of the NHS’s capital requirements, such as increasing our estate’s capacity through new builds, addressing backlog maintenance, or reconfiguring spaces to better meet the health and care needs of our local communities.”