Corporate Information

Procurement

The Countess of Chester employs a team of professional staff to undertake its Procurement activities. The Procurement function has evolved over the last ten years into a dedicated department delivering increased efficiencies and quality year on year. In addition, the department has reduced risk through providing both advice on European Procurement legislation and the formatting and rollout of robust policies and procedures in relation to the procurement of goods and services.

The Procurement Departments Vision:

"To deliver an Informed Integrated Sustainable Commercial Procurement and Supply Chain Management function to the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust and partnering organisations. Encompassing the development of safe, innovative healthcare solutions, modern supply chain technologies and Lean commercial strategies. To drive down cost in a transparent and compliant manner."

Selling to the Countess

The Procurement Department advertises all its formal requirements through its e-tendering portal available by clicking here: NHS Sourcing

If you believe to have an innovative product or service or believe you can offer the Trust cost savings then please contact one of the team.

Contact Details

Name Job Title E mail address Phone
Andrew O'Connor MCIPS Head of Procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility andrew.oconnor1@nhs.net 01244 366224
Lauren Hughes MCIPS Commercial Procurement Manager laurenhughes1@nhs.net 01244 363513
Sue Donaldson Purchase and Supply Manager sue.donaldson@nhs.net 01244 366698
Jim Kennett Clinical Procurement Specialist Nurse jim.kennett@nhs.net 01244 366169

 

Functions of Procurement

The Procurement Department is broken down into the following areas, details of each area can be located by clicking on the left hand menu.

Transparency

As part of our obligations to meet with transparency requirements, all Trust awarded contracts over the value of £25,000 will be made available on the Website: Contracts Finder In addition all awards made in excess of the EU Procurement Threshold are located on Tenders Electronic

The following file contains the Trusts spend by supplier, year to date, updated on a monthly basis:

Monthly Spend by Supplier - (to November 2017)

The following files show the Trust's spend by supplier for previous Financial Years:

Monthly Spend by Supplier – Full Financial Year 2016-17

Monthly Spend by supplier - Full Financial Year (2015-16)

Monthy Spend by Supplier- full financial year 2014-15 (to March)

Purchasing Team

The purchasing team is responsible for general transactional and tacticle purchasing activities. This includes customer services, purchase order queries, delivery queries, pricing agreements, quotation exercises, mid value tendering and equipment maintenance contract management.  The team generally manage expenditure up to the value of £100,000. Further information can be obrained by clicking here, Purchasing and Supplies Teams

Strategic Procurement

The Strategic Procurement team are responsible for all major cost reduction schemes, European Procurement Directive compliance and overall commercial and procurement advice to the organisation. The team generally manage all contract expenditure in excess of £100,000.  Further information can be obrained by clicking here, Strategic Procurement and Tendering.

Supplies and Deliveries

The Supplies team are responsible for the Trusts Goods Receipt & Distribution Centre, Materials Management Service and overall logistics strategy for the organisation. Further information can be obrained by clicking here, Deliveries

Supplier Representatives Policy, Product Trials and Clinical Innovation

The Clinical Procurement Specialist Nurse is responsible for clinical engagement, co-ordinating clinical trials of alternative, new and innovative products and management of supplier representatives in relation to such projects. The service also acts in an advisory capacity including product problems or sourcing alternatives when required.  Further information can be obrained by clicking here, Product Trials and Clinical Innovation