Information for Framework Agreement Suppliers
Information about how to register for contract opportunities and details about the types of goods and services procured by NHS SBS on behalf of NHS and other public sector organisations
How to become a supplier on our frameworks: NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) is a provider of procurement services to the NHS and other public sector organisations. We have a team of procurement specialists for sourcing Healthcare products and services as well as Corporate Services including Office and IT, Estates & Facilities and Capital to name just a few. Given the nature of these organisations there is a requirement to follow a compliant procurement process, in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (the "Public Contracts Regulations").
Our E-procurement system
We are currently changing our system to SAP Ariba which has a planned go live date in July 2022. All our contracting opportunities are published on Find a Tender Service, Contracts Finder and in the near future on SAP Business Network. You will soon be asked to register on the SAP Ariba Network where you will be able to register your expressions of interest in an opportunity/contract as well as download key procurement documents. This eTendering service and our eTendering helpdesk are provided free of charge to suppliers.
Benefits of working with NHS SBS
The NHS is one of the world's biggest and most complex organisations. As a result, finding a way to market your goods and services isn't always easy. We believe there are significant benefits to suppliers working with NHS SBS. This includes:
- Ability for customers to directly award to suppliers on the framework
- Simplified tendering processes
- Access to a large public sector market through national collaboration
- More commitment based arrangements
- An entry point for innovation
Our contracts are used by a variety of Public Sector organisations including NHS organisations (Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Commissioning Support Units (CSUs)) as well as Fire & Rescue, Police, Education, Charities, Central Government, Housing Associations, Local Authorities and many more.
Currently there are that have access to the NHS SBS Framework Agreement portfolio and as such, can utilise any NHS SBS Framework Agreement whenever required.