PSP 4 Procurement

Background to the development of PSP 4

A replacement for the PSP 3 framework was discussed at the MHA+ Programme Board at its meeting in December 2021 and the Executive Board at its meeting in March 2022.

Soft market testing is being undertaken, both to ascertain a preferred method, as well as how to make the opportunity to be a supplier as attractive to the market as possible.

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) Notice, asking for industry views on how procurement should be organised, was published on Find a Tender in April 2022 – with a response date of 19 May 2022.

Suppliers were asked to make their comments via the Procontract system

We are also keen to capture the views of members currently using the PSP 3 framework as part of the decision-making for the new framework so members were encouraged to take part in our

MHA+ Professional Services Framework – Improvement Survey which closes at the end of July 2022.

The feedback from both the PIN and the client feedback survey will be reviewed in May 2022 and a preference will be determined for the format of the framework, such as the number of lots and suppliers and the ratio of quality to price. The recommendations will be considered by the MHA+ Programme Board for approval by the MHA+ Executive Board.

The intention is to publish the Tender documents in September 2022 with a return date in December 2022.

A bidders’ day may be held in October 2022.

A team of assessors from across the MHA will mark the tender submissions both for price and quality and the contract is expected to be awarded in April 2023.


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