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Parr FM secures place on NHS SBS hard FM framework

UK-wide facilities management company Parr Facilities Management has announced its ‘continued success supporting the healthcare sector across the UK’ after being named as a supplier on the 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 and 10% to organisations procuring services via it. They include mechanical and electrical services, fabric maintenance, ventilation and air- conditioning, boiler maintenance, and low carbon energy infrastructure.

Parr FM said: “This appointment reinforces Parr FM’s established expertise within the healthcare sector. This  has been marked over recent years by large FM contract wins with an international healthcare provider whose portfolio includes dental practices across the UK and 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.

Ivan Morley, Facilities Management Director, Parr FM, said: “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. 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.

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 help Estates managers meet these targets, and provide a compliant route for reactive, planned, and new installations of equipment and infrastructure.






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