Micad appointed to NHS Shared Business Services Hard FM framework
Leading estates, facilities maintenance and compliance software company Micad has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM).
Micad is one of only four companies that has been awarded a prestigious place for Lot 1.3 Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) on NHS SBS’s Hard FM framework.
To be awarded participation in the framework agreement, Micad were rigorously assessed against set criteria, including software design, pricing, experience, service delivery, and sustainability.
About the framework
The second iteration of this highly successful framework addresses the NHS’s need for quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions, which will help them manage their estates successfully.
The revised framework also includes Covid-19 safety provisions and puts a strong emphasis on innovation and sustainability.
Currently approximately 1,800 public sector organisations across the UK are approved to purchase products and services through NHS SBS, including NHS bodies, local authorities, educational bodies, police forces, fire and rescue services, and many others.
Why buy through the framework?
Public sector organisations that purchase through the framework will benefit from up to 10% cost savings. And with an expected spend via the framework of £800m over the next four years, the public sector could benefit from a huge £80m saving.
In addition, by purchasing through the framework you can be assured that the products and services have been independently vetted to ensure they meet all legislative requirements; meaning no formal tendering is required, saving valuable time and money in the procurement process.
Peter Harris, CEO at Micad comments:
“We are delighted to be appointed to NHS Shared Business Hard FM framework. This highlights the incredible efforts of our team, who work tirelessly to support our NHS clients. The digitisation of the NHS is high up the agenda and IWMS software has a vital role to play.
“We continue to embrace new technologies and methods of data capture and analysis, be that for property appraisal, lease management or asbestos compliance. From better dashboards of key datasets to 360 walkthroughs of buildings, GS1 GLN management and advanced mobile apps; Micad software gives estates and facilities managers the tools and the access to accurate space data, enabling strategic decision making, reducing risk and ultimately improving patient care.”
Brendan Griffin-Ryan, Senior Category Manager – Estates & Facilities at NHS SBS, comments:
“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.”
Brendan continues, “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”.
Peter Harris adds:
“Micad software was used successfully by our clients to optimise space utilisation during the pandemic, with Michael Wigmore, Computer Aided Design Manager at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust commenting,
‘Our Micad system and space data has proven to be invaluable in assisting the Trust with the planning and reorganisation of space and facilities during the coronavirus situation’.
With Micad software used by over 180 NHS Trusts and over 10,000 healthcare sites globally, our high client retention and referral rate speak to the quality of our solutions and the dedication of our team. We thank the NHS SBS for appointing us to its Hard FM framework agreement and look forward to using our deep domain experience, products and services to support the NHS and other public sector organisations across the UK.”
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