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Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement.

The Hard Facilities Management 2 (Hard FM) framework agreement offers a compliant route to market to all NHS and Public Sector organisations and provides nine core elements of Hard FM management.

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 They include mechanical and electrical services, fabric maintenance, ventilation and air conditioning, boiler maintenance and low carbon energy infrastructure.

The framework agreement can generate potential savings opportunities of between 5 and 10 per cent for organisations that use it to procure services, and Parr FM successfully secured a place on the following specialised lots:

  • Building Fabric Maintenance
  • All MTC Lots
  • Plumbing Services & Draining Services
  • Partitioning and Isolation, and Social-Distancing Systems
  • Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure
  • Gas and Oil Boilers; General Gas Appliances
  • Fixed Wiring Testing and Cable Management
  • Lightning Conductor Testing
  • Re-lamping and Lighting Solutions
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Statutory Inspections and Hard FM Managed Services

The appointment reinforces Parr FM’s 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,” explains Ivan Morley, Facilities Management Director.

“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.”

[The] 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.

Brendan Griffin-Ryan, NHS SBS senior category manager – Estates & Facilities

Brendan Griffin-Ryan, NHS SBS senior category manager – Estates & Facilities, adds: “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, visit


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Staff Reporter covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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