Ordering your building via a framework saves both time and money, as well as bringing reassurance. To qualify for membership, the framework carries out rigorous assessments of suppliers, on your behalf, giving you a straightforward and compliant procurement route.

Public sector procurement frameworks

NHS frameworks and other public sector frameworks exist to make the process of procurement as easy and commercially beneficial for the public sector as possible. By using NHS frameworks and especially the NHS procurement framework, Trusts can rest assured that suppliers have been pre-vetted to offer the best value and quality. NHS supply chain frameworks are also the fastest route to procurement.

On average, the spend on framework procurement is circa 3% less than via the tender process

  • Streamlines the process
  • Reduces the cost and time of the procurement stage
  • Confirms your supplier’s quality credentials
  • Assures you of the cost-effectiveness of your supplier

Benefit from our framework memberships

Portakabin has been awarded a place on a number of frameworks following a competitive Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) process.

Each framework offers the option of a turnkey approach to the design, manufacture, supply and installation.

The competitive OJEU process has confirmed that Portakabin has the necessary insurances, certification, policies and procedures in place to meet all statutory requirements including building regulations.

These frameworks can be used by any public sector organisation and are available nationally and locally.

We do the hard work, so you don’t have to

The procurement route via a framework means you can rest assured that we’ve already met and passed stringent controls. You’ll be working with the best possible supplier.

Direct award is especially beneficial if your timescales are tight.

  1. NHS Shared Business Services Modular Buildings Framework (SBS)

    Business support services for the NHS, providing innovative finance and accounting, employment and procurement solutions, which deliver operational efficiencies, improved service quality and cost savings.

  2. LHC Modular Buildings Framework

    A not-for-profit central purchasing body who develops frameworks for all publicly funded contracting authorities to procure works, goods and services to construct, refurbish and maintain social housing, schools and public buildings.

    Available regionally in England (LHC, CPC and SWPA), Scotland (SPA) and Wales (WPA).

  1. CCS (Crown Commercial Services) Modular Building Solutions Framework

    This framework provides the public sector with a simple, low-cost way to address their modular building requirements by offering an alternative to traditional construction.

    The CCS offers direct access to Government departments and local authorities.

    Find out more: Modular Building Solutions 

  2. ESPO - Modular Buildings (2022)

    As well as providing educational, healthcare, catering and accommodation units, ESPO's Modular Buildings framework (953) also covers other modular buildings such as site offices, changing rooms, portable cabins, toilet blocks and drying rooms and many more options as well as bespoke buildings.


    This framework wishes to achieve best value arrangements for South East & Mid Wales through competitive procurement, whilst driving regeneration, continuous improvement and best practice.

    As a member of the National Association of Construction Frameworks (NACF) SEWSCAP are able to further collaborate on an England and Wales basis, sharing best practice with likeminded national public sector frameworks of similar nature.

  2. EEAS (East of England Ambulance Service) NHS Trust Framework (20-T04)

    This framework covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and is for the procurement of single modular buildings (SMBs) only. It follows the same framework contract as NHS SBS.

  1. Kent County Council framework (KCS)

    KCS Professional Services is a trading unit of Commercial Services, wholly owned by Kent County Council (KCC) and is one of Europe’s largest public sector trading organisations. All frameworks are national, fully OJEU compliant and adhere to the latest Public Contracts Regulations (2015) taking away the hassle of procurement and giving you complete peace of mind.

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Case Studies

We had an extremely tight timescale to deliver this complex healthcare building for the relocation of clinical services – but I am delighted to report that this was achieved and we would definitely recommend Portakabin modular solutions to other healthcare providers.

John Simpson, Director of Corporate Services, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS trust

If framework procurement isn’t relevant to you, you can order direct from us.

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