Aintree has a dedicated Procurement & Supplies department managed by the Head of Procurement & Supplies, who has overall responsibility for the provision of goods, equipment (incl. capital) and services.

We aim to achieve value for money and purchase from contracts arranged locally, regionally or nationally.

All tendering and quotation exercises follow Trust Standing Financial Instructions and comply with Local and EU Legislation.

To establish and maintain a good working relationship with our suppliers we insist that the guidelines contained in our Supplier Access Policy are followed, this can be found below. In doing so it is hoped that the relationship between Aintree University Hospital and its suppliers will be a constructive one.

New Products

New products can only be introduced into the Trust providing that some or all of the following processes have been undertaken:

  • Business Case
  • Quotation / Tender (if an existing contract is not available)
  • Full product evaluation
  • Full financial evaluation

Active Stock Management 

Active stock management is in place for fast moving consumable items used across the Trust, including Theatres.

Tasks undertaken include:

  • Receipt and onward distribution of goods
  • Materials Management 
  • Product Standardisation Work Streams

The Team

We operate under a Divisional Structure with Procurement Managers responsible for categories of expenditure.

The team and their areas of responsibility are:

Sue Colbeck MCIPS – Agency, EPR, Rostering, Policy/Procedures, Procurement Strategy, GS1

Amy Noble – Corporate, Estates & Facilities, Support Services

Lynne Redmond - Senior Buyer

To contact our team please email or call 0151 529 2273.

Further information including guidance on tendering procedures and access to E-payments, our online payment system can be found on these pages.


Supplier Access Policy, Modified: 22/06/2016 10:58AM | Download: Supplier Access Policy
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