Enhanced Purchase-to-Pay (EP2P)

Our procurement service includes eCommerce and enhanced procurement transaction processing, which is the recommended first step any NHS organisation takes on its journey of procurement transformation. As part of this offering the teams provide various services including catalogue management, Non-PO versus PO spend and catalogue lines analysis, as well as low value, low complexity sourcing.

Our catalogue service and solution eliminates costly, time-consuming manual tasks, delivers effective automation, and ensures efficiencies are incorporated into the process.

Scope of our services

To enable your users to access the goods and services that they require, our Transactional Procurement team covers:


Requisitioning to Purchase Order processing and reporting

Catalogue management

Transactional processing of requisitions

Sourcing of local requirements

End user support and advice

Order transmission to suppliers

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend NHS SBS Procurement to other colleagues who might want to use the services.”

“The quality of service has been great; the team have responded quickly and clearly with regard to procedures and requirements, which is really helpful.”

“The communication has been really good; timely as well as clear.”

Claire Fry, NHS England

“As an IT Manager in the NHS, procurement is not my primary function, and while I understand SFI’s and procurement routes to a degree, the Procurement Team have always been available by web portal, email or phone and consistently provided clear, concise and robust replies to questions I’ve faced. It’s fair to say that procurement would be a lot more time consuming without their valued assistance.”

Mark Sharman, Infrastructure Network Manager, North of England Commissioning Support (NECS)

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Enhanced EP2P includes Catalogue Content Management Services

NHS organisations are tasked with ordering 80% of their goods via catalogues to drive savings on contracted, standardised products and reduce the amount of clinical time spent on ordering.

Our Catalogue Content Management Service can support your organisation to do this, maintaining data accuracy, and delivering content rich with images and GTINS to support the Scan4Safety agenda.


We can help you to improve control of non-pay spend, to unlock significant savings and new value streams whilst improving catalogue usage, rationalising suppliers and standardising product ranges.

Management of non-pay expenditure

We manage non-pay expenditure on goods and services to support driving uptake to contracts and purchase order compliance.

Dedicated procurement support

Our experienced team ensure end users have a positive customer experience.

Client specific catalogue

Provision of a fully bespoke, client specific catalogue based on purchase requirements at both Trust and ICS level.

Procurement regulations

Ensure any non-catalogue items are sourced in line with procurement regulations and the organisation’s Standard Financial Instructions (SFIs).

Compliant frameworks

Link purchasing requirements to national, regional and local contracts all available through OJEU compliant frameworks to drive savings

Robust Reports

Monthly reporting to track compliance, benefits and potential opportunities.

Detailed Data

Improve data at line level detail to enable future procurement activity.

Communication Management

All queries, complaints and requests for information from customers and suppliers are dealt with promptly and effectively.

Expedite delivery

Work with suppliers to expedite delivery of goods at the request of clients.

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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