SBS – Shared Business Services

1. What is the NHS SBS?

The National Health Service Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) were set up to facilitate public sector customers, including National Health Service organisations, Housing Associations, universities and Local Authorities, with the purchase of goods and services.

The NHS SBS is a collaboration between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria with the aim of providing customers with access to relevant frameworks and linking them to approved suppliers for the numerous services they may require, for instance Construction Consultancy Services. These individual frameworks collectively make up the NHS SBS.

Fulkers Bailey Russell is proud to have been appointed to the Construction Consultancy Framework as this will allow us to offer our professional expertise to even more customers within the public sector.

2. What are the benefits of using the services?

Customers using the Construction Consultancy Framework will have access to a range of services of our services including: project management, quantity surveyor, building surveyor, principal designer services and much more.

The key benefits to customers include: cost savings (efficiency savings and preferential pricing), access to a whole host of professional suppliers with expertise across the industry and a choice of procurement routes. The services are completely free of charge for customers to utilise.

3. Who can use the services?

The Construction Consultancy framework will run from 1st April 2018 until 31st March 2022 and is open to public sector authorities within the UK. Existing members include: NHS Trusts, Higher Education Establishments, Academies, Housing Associations, Museums and Prisons.

4. How can the services be used?

Accessing the services is simple. Customers request an access form via the following email address: Once the form has been signed and returned the relevant framework documents will be provided.

To find out more about the Construction Consultancy Framework visit

For general information about the NHS SBS visit