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All purchasing activity for Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is undertaken in accordance with UK law, public procurement law, regulations and directives, the Trust’s Standing Financial Instructions and Standing Orders, and based on the achievement of Value for Money.
Dorset Health Care procurement team uses Delta e-Sourcing to
advertise the Trusts tender opportunities.
Any suppliers who are keen to express an interest in any of
these, or future opportunities should use the link below and register with
Please see the list of current opportunities for Dorset
HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.
Shelley Clinic Room Works
Windows and Roofing at Yeatman
and Snow Clearance
and Structural Fee bid
Suppliers should be advised to read the guidance for suppliers documents before contacting
any of the Trust staff. Please contact the Procurement team in the first
instance on the following email address.
The trust is also in partnership with the Sec3ure
system provided by IntelliCentrics UK to support
staff and patients in dealing with Company representatives.
Write to us enclosing
product/service details at:
Procurement Department Dorset Healthcare
University NHS Foundation Trust 4-6 Nuffield Road Poole Dorset H17 0RB
The Guidance for staff and Company representatives is in line with the Lords Carter report on unwanted variation in Community Mental Health, It is also a requirement in the NHSI standards of Procurement. Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust appreciates the important role that suppliers of goods and services undertake to assist the Trust with its day-to-day business. Healthcare companies in particular assist healthcare professionals in providing suitable, safe, and cost effective products to the patients in their care. It is recognised however that the prime objective of Supplier/Sales Representatives is to promote and sell their products and/or services to the Trust. This function should be undertaken in an appropriate and ethical manner and must not contravene Trust governance policies and processes or NHS Terms and Conditions of Contract.
Sustainable Procurement Policy
Procurement Transformation Plan
Trust Representative Policy
Dorset Health Care Procurement Manual
Dorset Health Care ordering goods and services procedures
activity for Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is undertaken in
accordance with UK law, public procurement law, regulations and directives, the
Trust’s Standing Financial Instructions and Standing Orders, and based on the achievement
of Value for Money.
Value for money
is defined as the optimum combination of whole-life cost, quality and fitness
for purpose to meet the Trust’s requirements.
Financial Instructions contain
Slavery is a violation of a person's human rights. It can take the form
of human trafficking, forced labour, bonded labour, forced or servile marriage,
descent-based slavery and domestic slavery. A person is considered to be in
modern slavery if they are:
The use of
slavery in the production of goods and services
Typically, the products bought nowadays have passed through a long chain
of producers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers who have all
participated in its production, delivery and sale. It can therefore be very
difficult to certify that a product has or has not been produced using slavery.
However, the way in which companies operate and manage their supply chain can
affect the likelihood of slavery being a part of the final product. The Modern
Slavery Act gives responsibility to companies for ensuring that no slavery has
occurred, and this applies not only to the products they sell or the services
they provide themselves but also to their suppliers, and the suppliers of their
suppliers, all the way down the supply chain.
What we are
required to do
Primarily our requirements relate to section 54 of the Act "Transparency
in the supply chain" Under the Act, any company with a turnover of more
than £36m must produce a statement for each financial year listing the steps it
is taking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in
any of its supply chains or in any part of its business. This statement must be
published on company websites and visible to staff, suppliers, customers and
investors. The trickle-down effect of the Act will be felt this year as
businesses begin to ask more searching questions of their suppliers to seek
assurance that they are also taking steps to ensure that their supply chains
are free from slavery
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust requires the
contractors to agree to the NHS Terms & Conditions of Contract for the
provision of goods or services. By doing so they are confirming that they
comply with all relevant Law and Guidance and shall use Good Industry Practice
to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in their supply
· If you have any queries or would like to get
in touch with the Dorset HealthCare procurement team please use the contact
Procurement department Dorset
Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
4-6 Nuffield Road Poole Dorset BH17 0RB