DH awards Medical and Surgical ‘category towers’ to NHS-owned Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP

The Department of Health has awarded a three-year contract to run three of the Medical Category Towers in the new ‘Future Operating Model’ for NHS procurement to Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP.

DH awards Medical and Surgical ‘category towers’ to NHS-owned Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP

The Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (‘CPP’) is the organisation formed by the four NHS procurement hubs and their host Trusts to manage the following Medical Category Towers:

Tower 2 - Sterile Intervention Equipment and Associated Consumables;

Tower 4 - Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology; and

Tower 5 - Rehabilitation, Disabled Services, Women’s Health and Associated Consumables.

Contract awards were based on assessment of the quality of response from bidders against set criteria, competitive pricing and the credibility of savings projections. CPP has been awarded the maximum number of towers any one bidder can manage, under the terms of the DH bidding process – CPP bid for all six Medical Towers, and scored highly in every one.

CPP is in a particularly strong position to understand trusts’ procurement needs, with 40 years of collective experience, expertise, collaboration and market influence utilised to the best effect for the wider NHS. To be awarded the maximum three Medical Category Towers is reflective of the calibre of the CPP bids and the standard of service we will deliver.

The Medical Category Towers are due to be fully operational by May 2018. During the implementation phase and beyond, all four hubs will continue to maintain business as usual for their members.

08-11-17    LPP

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