SDCCG procures services from a range of providers. Contracts vary from small one-off purchases to large works or service contracts.
When procuring services we ensure fair opportunity, competition and value for money. The form of procurement we use varies depending on the nature of the product or service being procured but can include Any Qualified Provider competitive and non-competitive tendering.
We follow public procurement regulations and guidelines when determining the form of procurement and our approach.
The regulations mean we cannot favour providers simply because they are already in contract with us, an NHS organisation, located in our area, or employing local people.
We operate our procurements in a fair and transparent way in accordance with the SDCCG Procurement Policy which incorporates the Principles and Rules of Co-operation and Competition published by the Department of Health.
In adherence with requirements of the document Managing Conflicts of Interest: Statutory Guidance for CCGs published in December 2014 by NHS England, CCGs must maintain a register of procurement decisions taken, which included the details of the decision, who was involved in making the decision and how this was managed by the CCG. SDCCG has also included the investment decisions. This enables the CCG to demonstrate that it is acting fairly and transparently and in the best interest of its patients and local population.
Register of Investment & Procurement Decisions - January 2016