NHS Procurement

NHS Procurement

Public procurement is the process whereby public sector organisations procure goods, services and works from third parties. It includes much that supports the work of government and ranges from routine items (e.g., stationery, temporary office staff, furniture or printed forms), to complex spend areas (e.g., construction, Private Finance Initiative projects, medical devices or support to major change initiatives).

NHS procurement is a relatively complex process and sits within an ever changing organisational and economic landscape. For an overview see the GM AHSN’s Guide to NHS Procurement fact sheets.

Health Innovation Manchester, via the use of dedicated Procurement Advisors, aims to provide support and advice to SMEs and innovators to enable them to understand the NHS commissioning and procurement landscape with the intention of increasing their share of the NHS marketplace and will also provide support and advice to NHS organisations to help them to increase spend with SMEs as part of the requirement to continuously improve their procurement performance.

Health Innovation Manchester’s Procurement Advisors will work in partnership with NHS Procurement colleagues and industry to increase the alignment and relevance of innovative new products and services to meet the needs of the NHS and patients.

We will work closely with academia, incubators, growth and accelerator hubs and Chambers of Commerce to identify SMEs and innovators developing products and services for the healthcare sector who may require our support and advice.

We will work in partnership with the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), NICE, the Department of Business, Innovation & Skill (BIS) and the local Clinical Research Network (CRN) to ensure that innovations are more easily matched to NHS needs and commissioning organisations are aware of the new products and services.

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NRJ Solutions

We can help you transform your service or business by increasing value to your clients and customers through improving quality and reducing cost We provide the expertise to deliver change and…

Thornton & Lowe

Thornton & Lowe was established as a business in 2009 with the distinct purpose of supporting small and medium businesses to efficiently and effectively tender for contracts. We have…

Medilink North West

Medilink North West is a membership-based professional organisation with a remit to stimulate growth and innovation in the medical and health technology sector throughout the North West. It…

A Guide to NHS Procurement

Fact sheet 1: A Guide to the Procurement Landscape in the NHS and Related Organisations

Fact sheet 2a: The NHS Commissioning Model

Fact Sheet 2b: The NHS Procurement Cycle

Fact Sheet 3: NHS Procurement Processes

Fact Sheet 3a: Introduction to Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs)

Fact Sheet 3b: Introduction to Invitation To Tender (ITT)

Fact Sheet 3c: Final Stage (optional) ? Showcase

Fact Sheet 4: Frameworks

Fact Sheet 5: Route to Market

Procurement news Procurement news

How to develop evidence and commissioning for your medical device

Are you: A Medical or Health Technology Small to Medium Enterprise? Wanting your devices to be trialled or evaluated? Unsure on how to get your products procured by the…

Ask the Buyer

We are inviting local healthcare businesses to attend a free event where they can ask senior NHS buyers questions about supplying goods and services into the NHS.

ZedScan? delivers significant increase in HG CIN detection rates across all high risk HPV positive women

A review into the management of more than 800 women referred to an NHS colposcopy clinic who were positive for high risk HPV (hrHPV) has revealed a substantial increase in detection of high grade…

The good news about NHS procurement

Nick Allen is procurement advisor for GM AHSN, where he puts more than 30 years of NHS experience to use, helping companies get their products into public sector healthcare.

GM AHSN secures 2nd big win in supporting a local company win NHS Contract

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network has secured a second big win in supporting a Manchester-based company with a three-year contract with the NHS.

Support to SMEs pays off

Support provided by Greater Manchester AHSN through the NHS procurement system has helped Zilico secure a contract for its ZedScan? system.

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