Our procurement team aims to provide value for money on goods and services bought. The term ‘value for money’ doesn’t necessarily mean the cheapest but a balance between cost in use, quality and performance.
We continuously seek to improve the procurement process in order to obtain best value from the contracts we enter into and to minimise the administration costs of buying. We offer guidance, advice and support on all aspects of procurement to all of the trust’s wards and departments.
The Procurement department ensures that all procurement complies with the Trust’s rules as well as national and European Law. We control and monitor all major contracts for the procurement of goods and services.
Any sales reps already engaged with the Trust but who may wish to discuss new business or new suppliers who may wish to engage in business with the Trust should contact the strategic procurement team in the first instance. Reps should not contact clinicians and/or departments directly. Circumnavigating the Trusts policies in this respect is not seen favourably.