Procurement is via the Bristol and Weston Purchasing
Consortium. Further information on the services they provide
can be found here or
visit the external website
The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has a
procurement and tendering process in place which governs the
procurement of services over a certain value.
The procurement of all contracts by or on behalf of the
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust shall comply with
the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts Standing
Orders. European Union Directives on public sector purchasing
promulgated by the Department of Health must also be compiled with.
The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust shall ensure
that competitive tenders are invited for the supply of goods,
materials and manufactured articles and for the rendering of
services including all forms of management consultancy services and
for the design, construction and maintenance of building and
engineering works. Where the Trust elects to invite tenders for the
supply of healthcare the Standing Orders shall apply as far as they
are applicable to the tendering procedure.
The following instructions shall apply to any purchase over
£25,000. The principles in this instruction apply equally to the
separate tendering procedures operated by the Estates Department
(for capital contracts) and the Procurement Department. Formal
tendering procedures may be waived by the Chief Executive, where
the supply is proposed under special arrangements negotiated by the
Department of Health, in which event the said special arrangements
must be complied with.
Contracts above specified thresholds must be advertised and
awarded in accordance with EC and World Trade Organisation rules on
public procurement and comply with the White Paper on Standards,
Quality and International Competitiveness (CMND 8621). The Bristol
& Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium will advise on these
requirements. 13.4 Any capital project must be managed in
accordance with the NHS Capital Investment Manual.
Further details of the Procurement and Tendering process can be
found in the Standard Financial Instructions