NHS England has released updated the guidance for the 1st April 2024 milestone.
From April 2024, a two-tiered approach will be introduced as follows:
- A full Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) will be required for procurements of high value (£5m per annum exc. VAT and above) and new frameworks operated by in-scope organisations, irrespective of the value of the contract, where relevant and proportionate to the framework.
- A Net Zero Commitment (NZC) will be required for procurements of lower value (below £5m per annum exc. VAT and above the relevant PCR threshold). From 1 April 2026, it will be required for contracts below the relevant PCR threshold and above £10k exc. VAT.
You can find out more information on the BIVDA Sustainability Hub:
You can also contact your Sustainability Programme Lead; Sarah Joy Newton, for advice and support: email@example.com.