Commercial Delivery Partner Services

We understand that Trusts have different challenges 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 procurement support to meet your specific requirements within the wider commercial support and strategic procurement space.

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 realise your objectives and key priorities.

Our flexible range of procurement services cover anything from a bespoke procurement need to a complete integrated procurement function, allowing Trusts 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, Manchester University NHS FT, Group Procurement Director & Joint GM Procurement Lead

Commercial Delivery Partner Services

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:

NHS Procurement Partnerships

Procurement strategy and policy creation, as well as support with business case development or review.

Procurement Management

Category strategy creation and ongoing management, including data analysis and market research & engagement.

Ongoing Support

Ongoing support for commercial aspects of service mobilisation.

End to End Procurement Processes

Delivering procurement processes across various categories of spend, including undertaking end-to-end procurement projects and programmes (from planning to execution), undertaking value-based procurements, as well as running further-competitions.

Sustainability & Social Value (S&SV)

Developing best-in-class guidelines and procedures to enable S&SV ways of working to be embedded, including within source-to-settle activities, as well as procurement process advice and carbon impact modelling.

Contract management

Helping to realise the most out of your strategic contracts and supplier relationships, whether in an advisory capacity or providing specific support.

Capital equipment services

Including business case support, procurement, commissioning and project management.

“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

Benefits

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.

Flexibility

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.

 

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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