NHS developing new procurement framework

The NHS is restructuring the roles of its medical and hospital sales jobs as part of a new framework for the supply and maintenance of NHS IT hardware and services.

The framework – which has an estimated value of between £45 million and £125 million – is being established by the NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative and NHS Shared Business Services.

A notice on the new initiative, issued by the Official Journal of the European Union, stated that the deal will cover the delivery of desktop computers and peripherals, laptops and touchscreen monitors, as well as medical equipment including x-ray workstations, mobile clinical assistant devices for use in “point of care and mobile environments”.

A wide range of some of the UK’s most eminent NHS trusts in England are expected to make use of the framework, including Alder Hey children’s, Liverpool primary care, South West Yorkshire partnership and Yorkshire ambulance service.

The NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative is the national procurement service for many public medical services across England. It sill set up the framework for an initial two-year period, but there will be the option to extend it for two further two-year terms.


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