Delight at framework win
We were delighted to be named as the highest ranked supplier of finance and procurement services on a recent national framework for NHS back office services.
The agreement was established by NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS) - hosted by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust - and runs until the end of January 2021.
It can be used by any NHS organisation, including provider trusts, commissioners and arm's length bodies, to source and implement back office support functions to achieve savings and efficiencies.
To win a place on the framework, business service providers were assessed on the strength of their proposed solution across four separate lots, which included two sub lots: (1) Financial Services, (2) Procurement Services, (3a) Payroll Services, (3b) Employment Services and (4) Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Services.
NHS SBS won a place on all lots and finished in first place for Financial Services and Procurement Services, whilst ranking highly for Employment Services, which means NHS organisations can make direct awards for these services and significantly reduce the cost and time needed to run a complex procurement exercise.
David Morris, NHS SBS Managing Director, said:
"To be ranked as the top provider across the majority of services we offer is testament to our unrivalled knowledge and expertise when it comes to NHS business services. It is also a real endorsement of the investment we are making in the very latest technology, which will continue to revolutionise the way corporate services are managed in the NHS."
More information about the Back Office Functions Framework is available online.