The Trust operates within a statutory framework, to ensure that all the Trust’s business transactions are conducted effectively and transparently.

How we work

NHS Frameworks

An increasing amount of NHS procurement is done through a range of frameworks and pre-tendered contracts. These have either been negotiated by LPP, Government Procurement Service, or other public procurement organisations.

Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)

To become a supplier on one of the frameworks suppliers need to respond successfully to a Contract Notice published in the OJEU Journal. Where national frameworks are already in place, the Trust will decide whether to undertake mini competition or negotiate rates with a single supplier. In line with EU Legislation, all tenders for supplies and services above £113,000 are advertised in the OJEU. These adverts enable suppliers to express an interest.

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