Framework will help NHS organisations procure solutions ‘at pace’

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has unveiled a new online portal to make it quicker and easier to access its portfolio of framework agreements when contracting authorities want to buy goods or services.

Free to access, NHS SBS’s Customer Framework Agreement Portal reportedly provides a simple way for NHS and public sector organisations’ to procure solutions at pace’, while being ‘efficient, compliant and cost-effective’. It hosts all of NHS SBS’s framework agreements – over 40 – under one ‘virtual roof’, enabling users to browse, search, compare and find goods, services, or suppliers they may require, in one place.

Users can also review and download buying guides and contract information – including price lists, specifications and lead times. Additionally, they can ask questions and make service requests directly with NHS SBS’s team of experts for support with contracting and running further competitions, bypassing the need to email, and saving time.

Lydia Sullivan, director of Procurement, Sustainability & Social Impact at NHS SBS (pictured), said:  “We wanted to make it as simple as possible for the buying community to access goods and services, while maintaining cost and compliance benefits.  We are excited to announce our new Customer Framework Agreement Portal, and proud of its successful launch.”


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