Commercial Delivery Partner Services

We understand the different challenges organisations face surrounding procurement requirements and that each will be focused on specific, key objectives depending on current processes and systems, as well as the appetite for change.

As your Commercial Delivery Partner, we can provide tailored, flexible procurement support to meet your specific requirements within the wider commercial support and strategic procurement space, whether you are a Trust, Integrated Care Board or Integrated Care System.

Our team, comprised of experienced procurement professionals who consistently receive excellent stakeholder feedback (NPS scores of 9 and 10), effectively act as an extension of your in-house procurement teams to enable you to address your key priorities.

Our flexible range of procurement services cover anything from a bespoke procurement need to a complete integrated procurement function, allowing customers to tailor their support needs and choose the most relevant service option to fit with their current and longer term procurement strategy.

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“NHS Greater Manchester has worked closely with NHS SBS to develop our Provider Procurement Collaborative agenda. Our 9 Trusts Collaborative has required a flexible and agile approach from NHS SBS with their willingness to deploy resources to support savings delivery. The relationship has been open and transparent with a commitment to shared learnings as we have navigated the challenges of aggregated procurement for 9 independent Trusts. NHS SBS have been easy to work with; enthusiastic and professional.”

Simon Walsh MCIPS
Group Procurement Director & Joint GM Procurement Lead
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

“NHS SBS has worked closely with our ICB providing specialist procurement advice and delivery support for a critical service contract. The knowledge, dedication and service quality from the team has been excellent, giving full confidence in us achieving an optimal and compliant outcome. NHS SBS has also provided us with crucial advice and training to help prepare for the Provider Selection Regime. I would not hesitate to recommend NHS SBS as a strategic procurement partner.”

Professor Craig Harris
Chief of Strategy, Commissioning & Integration
Lancashire & South Cumbria ICB

Scope of our services

We provide specialist additional capacity, acting as an extension to your team, delivering tailored support, enabling you to execute your strategic objectives. We support the whole commercial lifecycle, including:

End-to-end bespoke procurement projects and programmes, leading value-based procurements, as well as running further competitions off a framework agreement.

We provide the right specialist procurement capacity needed to deliver different types of opportunities, which is often cheaper than internal recruitment or agency staff.

Strategic workplan development and delivery, including prioritisation of key opportunities, so you can drive best value and outcomes, and maximise the cash-releasing savings available from your non-pay spend.

Procurement strategy and policy creation, and support with business case development or review. We ensure alignment with national policy, legislative changes, as well as your local objectives and priorities.

Category strategy creation and ongoing management, including data analysis, market research and engagement. We support you to drive savings opportunities through aggregation of spend and the standardisation of products and services.

Contract management in an advisory capacity, or specific support for challenging contracts, so you can get the most out of your strategic contracts and supplier relationships, identifying opportunities for innovation and minimising risk.

Developing best-in-class sustainability and social value guidelines, including Carbon Mapping Specialist Services.

Sustainability and social value is embedded into activities in the areas where it can truly add value and we provide a clear baseline to measure improvements.

Facilitating the collaboration, standardisation, and aggregation of total ICS volumes across common spend areas.

We bring organisations together, effectively managing stakeholders and helping you to work together to drive collaborative value.

Capital equipment sourcing, offering a fully managed service that includes major medical equipment, digital and IT, and hospital furniture. End-to-end solutions are tailored to meet your requirements and delivered by our specialists, so you can focus on other strategic priorities.

“Pulling off a procurement in seven weeks from first introduction, including advice, market engagement, ITQ, interview and outcome report is incredible. Especially mid-pandemic!”

Murrae Tolson
Strategic Commissioner Coordinator
My Care London

“Excellent engagement on the ongoing renal project.  End user department feedback excellent too. We would recommend NHS SBS to other colleagues, certainly for bespoke project work.”

Linda Bailey
Deputy Director of Procurement
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Procurement Strategic Leadership

Provision of highly skilled, strategically minded leaders to develop, and implement a bespoke procurement strategy for compliance with national initiatives and to embed local objectives.

Delivery at scale

The expertise to bring together stakeholders and support better collaboration at both Trust and ICS level to help achieve local and national objectives.

Cost savings and efficiencies

Through focused and experienced resources, effective planning, application of procurement project methodologies and effective processes and systems.


Choose the support you need to meet your requirements – from helping to determine an appropriate procurement strategy, to delivering a single project through to providing an end-to-end procurement service.

Partnership Procurement Delivery

Leadership and / or procurement delivery resources to develop and deliver a plan of procurement projects, tender or value-add related, tailored to the organisation’s requirements using commercial best practice, national standards and collaborative thinking.

Best Practice

Our experience of delivering services to a range of customers including ICSs, Trusts and ICBs and applying best practice enables us effectively meet our customers needs.


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Commercial Delivery Partner Services

Why Partner with us?

We add value through the development and implementation of high-quality, cost effective corporate services, providing a level of innovation and efficiency which would be impossible for an organisation to deliver in isolation.

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