Information for suppliers
Information for potential suppliers and providers of services
We commission health care services for our local population, and we also buy non-clinical services and goods for our organisation.
Our commissioning intentions describe our priorities and we go through the commissioning cycle to develop these priorities, develop the service specification and monitor the service once it is established.
Our procurement policy
Depending on the service or product and the value of the contract, we may commission from one of our existing providers, go out to competitive tender, or use a non-competitive process, in line with regulations.
We use our website to advertise tenders or opportunities to provide services as well as Contracts Finder, which shows contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies.
Previously, we have used unallocated, non-recurrent (one-off) funds to finance ‘in-year’ projects that improve the health and wellbeing of local people. An in-year project means it is funded outside of the annual commissioning round.
In 2013/14, we invested over £3 million non-recurrent funds in innovative health projects. The list of projects funded can be seen here.
Conflicts of interest
We will make sure that the decisions we take are not influenced by outside or private interests. Our constitution describes how we manage conflicts of interest.
Spend over £25,000
We publish all spend over £25,000 on our website here.
Opportunities with other organisations
NHS Supply Chain manages the purchasing and delivery of more than 620,000 products and distributes to over 600 healthcare organisations across the country. It has a web page for suppliers.