The Gloucestershire NHS Procurement Shared Service is a department, hosted by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, that was set up to provide Procurement services to three organisations - Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. Commissioning of health services is carried out by the Care Commissioning Group (CCG).

Two of our Organisations, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services are developing proposals to create a new integrated physical/mental health offer for our communities.

Both of the Trust Boards believe this is an exciting opportunity that will:

  • Combine our expertise to design and lead the very best innovative community, mental health and learning disability services
  • Provide greater opportunities to improve care, outcomes and service experience
  • Simplify and strengthen our working with primary care
  • Improve recruitment and retention through providing greater employment and career opportunities

A timetable that ensures pace and purpose has been agreed between the two organisations, and we are working towards a merger date of July 2019

Should you require any further clarification on this matter please contact:

Angela Cox, Procurement Manager, GSS.

Tim Jones, Procurement Manager, GSS:

How to sell to the NHS

A Trust, via Procurement, is obliged to advertise all tenders that are at the specified level for European tendering in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), which can be accessed via the TED website. Lower level tenders may be advertised via OJEU or in alternative sites or publications. The thresholds that apply to the NHS from 1 January 2018 are:

NHS Foundation Trusts Non-Foundation Trusts
Supplies and services £181,302 £118,133
Work contracts £4,551,413 £4,551,413
Social and other specific services (Light Touch Regime) £615,278 £615,278

Where contracts are above these thresholds they are advertised in OJEU and via the NHS South West E-tendering Portal - CTM (see below).

This site is also used for advertisements - see Contracts Opportunities section.

TED website

European level tenders can be accessed via Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) website via the link below;

http://ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do

E-tendering portal - CTM

All tendering opportunities are published on the e-tendering Portal and suppliers are required to register their details:

https://uk.eu-supply.com/nhssw.asp

Please click on the link to see our Ethical Procurement Code

GHNHSFT Anti Bribery Statement

GCS Counter Fraud

Sustainable Procurement

We aim to embed sustainability principles in the procurement process so that they eventually become an integral part of all relevant contracts, at pre-tender, tender and post-contract award stages (including monitoring and evaluation), through to the end of the life of the contract and including any disposal of equipment.

We are committed to ensuring that goods, supplies and services purchased for the NHS are:

  • Manufactured, delivered, used and disposed of in an environmental, sustainable and socially responsible manner, and
  • Deliver long-term value for money for the NHS and the Public Sector as a whole

Tendering Process

Procurement tenders follow the following basic process, although variations due to the different procedures can apply:

Advertisement or Contract Notice (OJEU term). This is when the requirement is advertised to all potential providers, and can be advertised through a variety of media.

Expression of Interest

Suppliers should express an interest in bidding for the goods, services or works as advertised. This should be in accordance with the request made and any requested documents should be completed.

Selection

A process usually takes place to make a selection of the organisations from the expressions of interest received to take forward into the tender stage.

Invitation to Tender

The tender documentation is issued to the selected organisations. The tenders must be returned in the specified manner and within the timescales requested.

Evaluation

An evaluation takes place of the offers made by each potential provider and this can include presentations, trials or reference site visits as well as the offer documents themselves.

Award

A preferred bidder is chosen and all bidders are advised of the status of their bid. Debriefing can take place where requested. Contracts are subsequently completed and implementation actions are commenced

Example Conditions of Contract

Contracts with the NHS will use the relevant NHS Conditions of Contract.

Ethics in Procurement

Sustainable Procurement

We aim to embed sustainability principles in the procurement process so that they eventually become an integral part of all relevant contracts, at pre-tender, tender and post-contract award stages (including monitoring and evaluation), through to the end of the life of the contract and including any disposal of equipment.

We are committed to ensuring that goods, supplies and services purchased for the NHS are:

  • Manufactured, delivered, used and disposed of in an environmental, sustainable and socially responsible manner, and
  • Deliver long-term value for money for the NHS and the Public Sector as a whole

Contract opportunities

We have an e-sourcing system where suppliers can respond to requests for quotations and tenders.

It is for all South-West Trusts and is accessed at https://uk.eu-supply.com/nhssw.asp It is free to Suppliers so please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays

OJEU Adverts and Local Tenders

These opportunities are all now registered as advised above. European level tenders or ones where the advertisement in OJEU is considered beneficial to attract competition. These adverts can be viewed in OJEU by accessing TED via http://ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do

Publication of Trust Expenditure over £25,000

To find out about any contracts that have been awarded over £25,000, please visit our Freedom of Information section of the website.

Contact us

Address:

Gloucestershire NHS Procurement Shared Service
Victoria Warehouse
The Docks
Gloucester
GL1 2EL

Telephone: 01452 300 222
Fax: 01452 318 803
Email: ghn-tr.Procurement1mailbox@nhs.net

Head of Procurement

Edward Taylor - edward.taylor1@nhs.net

Clinical Team

Senior Procurement Manager Diagnostics & Specialities, Surgery, Capital and NHS Supplychain - Lee Robertson lee.robertson2@nhs.net

Senior Procurement Manager Medicine, Womens and Children - Ivan Rolfe ivan.rolfe@nhs.net

Procurement Manager Medicine - Ashley Stanford astanford@nhs.net

Procurement Manager Surgery - Kate Stokes-Richardson - kathleen.stokes-richardson@nhs.net

Indirect Team

Senior Procurement Manager Estates & Facilities, Gloucester Managed Services (GMS) - Angela Cox angela.cox13@nhs.net

Senior Procurement Manager IT & Corporate - Tim Jones timothy.jones4@nhs.net

Procurement Manager IT & Corporate - Nigel Smart nigel.smart@nhs.net

Procurement Manager Facilities - Vacant

Procurement Manager Estates - Sophie Sutherst s.sutherst@nhs.net

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