An Overview of the Department 

We have a multi-disciplinary team of qualified procurement professionals with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of the current economic climate.  Our Vision  'To deliver an informed integrated sustainable commercial procurement and supply chain management function to the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust, commercial and collaborative partner organisations, encompassing the development of safe, innovative healthcare solutions, modern supply chain technologies and lean commercial strategies. To drive down cost in a transparent and compliant manner'  "Smarter procurement will help your Trust save money that can be reinvested in patient care Andy O’Connor, Director of COCH Commercial Procurement Services 

Andy O’Connor MCIPS - Director of Commercial Procurement Services 
Andy has been a practitioner across all areas of Procurement and Supply Chain which allows him to understand how procurement and Supplies functions and teams work and more importantly how they should be able to perform in the future. In addition to his own knowledge skills and experience, Andy has built a team of true professionals within their own specialist areas of Procurement and Supply Chain as part of the Countess of Chester Commercial Procurement Services. 
 
It is with the assistance of this wider team of professionals that COCH Commercial Procurement Services can offer you a service not only built on their experiences to date but also and uniquely based on their on-going practical knowledge and learning as a practising procurement team within a busy acute hospital environment. 
 

Strategy and Compliance 

Commercial Procurement Manager 
 
Lauren Roberts MCIPS - Commercial Procurement Manager 
 
Clinical Procurement Specialist 
 
Ian Bailiff MCIPS 
 
Ian is a qualified procurement professional with extensive experience in undertaking large complex projects. Ian worked on national procurement frameworks for Royal Mail, NHS Supply Chain and NHS PASA before joining the team at the Countess of Chester. His special interests are contract law and the Public Procurement Directives. 
Clinical Procurement Specialist 
 
Jim Flood MCIPS - Commercial Procurement Specialist 
 
Jim has over 25 years of public sector procurement experience both within the NHS and the local government sector. Prior to joining the Countess of Chester, Jim was Deputy Head of procurement at the North East London Foundation Trust and has previously held senior procurement positions at a number of London councils. 
 
Jim has extensive experience in setting up framework agreements, tendering for highly complex EU procurement projects and has also led on several large collaborative projects. He aims to provide creative and innovative solutions to meet business requirements. 
Clinical Procurement Specialist 
 
Marion Haddley MCIPS  
 
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