Procurement - the formal process of going out to a range of providers to see if they can deliver the services we want at the price we want - is one of the options we have when we consider how to implement the service redesign projects that we undertake - this is often referred to as Route to Market.
In order to make sure any procurements that we do are open and clear to all we have a variety of documents to help us do this
- Procurement Policy - this provides the Programme framework we need to deliver our procurement processes to the level we want to
- Sustainable Procurement framework - this supports us in ensuring we are considering sustainability of the service, the local economy, the wider environment when we go out to procure
- Procurement Planner - in order to make sure we, and our partners, are aware of our likely plans to procure a service we produce a planner which indicates those areas where a formal procurement us being considered - it does not guarantee that a procurement will happen because as we review services other options may become available to us which may be a better way of getting a quality service.
- ERY Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Contracts – this provides details of the current CCG contracts including the provider, the service description, value and term of the contract and how it was procured.
Involving patients and the public in procurement – we routinely involve patient representatives in our procurement activity which includes full training and support. Recent examples include Extending Access to Primary Care and Non Emergency Patient Transport Services.