Strategic Procurement Services 

We provide a full procurement management service to ensure that your procurements are managed effectively and efficiently whilst remaining compliant with the legal requirements inherent in public sector procurement. 
This can include: 
Formulating suitable procurement strategies for clinical and non-clinical areas of spend 
Facilitating relevant stakeholder buy-in 
Drafting robust evaluation strategies and criteria to reduce the risk of challenge 
Preparing tender documentation including Contract Notices, PQQ and ITT documents and debrief letters. 
Utilising eProcurement tools and technology to increase the efficiency and auditability of the process 
Managing the evaluation process to achieve a robust and defendable outcome 
Providing compliant debriefs to unsuccessful bidders. 
Managing the process in line with the EU Procurement Directives (including Remedies Directive). 

One-Off Tendering Projects 

Procurement teams are often resourced to manage the business-as-usual requirements but when unexpected requirements emerge that are high value and/or high risk they can lack the capacity to deal with them effectively. 
 
If you have a one-off requirement that your procurement team is too stretched to manage or doesn’t have the required expertise to run, we can offer an end-to-end procurement service for all routes of procurement including the letting of framework agreements, EU compliant Open and Restricted tenders and lower value tenders. 

Strategic Procurement Reviews 

When you’re immersed in a procurement exercise it’s easy to get caught up in the details and lose track of the bigger picture. External procurement reviews can give you the reassurance and peace of mind that you are on the right track. We can undertake procurement reviews at any stage of the procurement lifecycle, but the most common areas of focus are: 
 
Prior to issuing the strategy – to check that it is suitable and takes all of the relevant factors into account 
 
Prior to issuing the documentation (OJEU Notice, PQQ, ITT) to check compliance with the Directives 
 
Prior to contract award notification (to check robustness and compliance of evaluation process) 
 
We can help you to establish a better organised, more efficient stock control and storage system which will help you to obtain accurate and timely information. This will reduce waste, support better decision making and drive both savings and supply chain efficiencies. 

Managing Collaborative Procurement Exercises 

Are you keen to collaborate with other Trusts but unsure or unable to manage the procurement process? 
 
We have in depth knowledge and experience of running collaborative procurements for multiple trusts and can guide you through the complex procurement process. 
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