Tendering Procedures

The department works to Trust Standing Financial Instructions, a top level summary is shown below:

• £10,000 - £49,999 - a minimum of three quotations
• £50,000 – OJEU Threshold - a tender must be issued to a minimum of three suppliers
• OJEU Threshold + - a notice must be published and strict adherence to UK and EU Legislation

For purchases below £10,000, we promote best practice and request user departments to obtain a minimum of three quotations to ensure value for money. 

OJEU Thresholds are amended from time to time, please click here for the latest limits.

Organisational Relationships

The Procurement and Supplies team enlist the services of regional and national procurement hubs in order to manage its contracting requirements. 

These include but are not limited to:

NHS Supply Chain 

Crown Commercial Services

North West Procurement Development Office 

NHS Shared Business Services

Health Trust Europe

Please refer to their websites for further information.

Useful Documents 


Guidance for Suppliers, Modified: 22/06/2016 11:03AM | Download: Guidance for Suppliers
2016 - 17 Workplan, Modified: 22/06/2016 11:03AM | Download: 2016 - 17 Workplan
Contract Database Oct 2015, Modified: 22/06/2016 11:02AM | Download: Contract Database Oct 2015
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