Procurement Shared Services

The Procurement Shared Services team is a recently created department following the LPP restructure. This department combines existing capability with our Procurement Officers together with the new roles and skills in Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management.

The Procurement Shared Services team will be responsible for providing professional procurement advice and guidance to customers in advance of any technical support required from our category management teams. They will also support the LPP work streams with sourcing support, technical advice and procurement administrative services.
The newly formed Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management teams will be pivotal in ensuring contractual compliance is met across all areas as well as implementing and monitoring supplier performance processes ensuring key metrics and targets are monitored and continually met.

Key Highlights 2018/19

  • Finalising recruitment and embedding the team and new ways of working, designing innovative work flows that will be efficient and resilient both internally for our teams and externally for our members

  • The Procurement Shared Services team will play a key role in supporting our customer team in providing key information on our contract database status, to ensure we proactively manage contract renewals, extensions and compliance and will also focus on working collaboratively to develop and enhance existing systems

  • Contributing to a working group to improve and standardise a suite of documents that will  provide informative guidance on the access and use of our agreements

Coming up in 2019/20

  • Once we have established the Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management roles, we look forward to engaging with our members to share the benefits of this additional service

  • Set up and lead the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) journey within NHS LPP to prove the benefits of having an SRM team and ultimately provide evidence to go back to the Steering Board for additional investment within the next 18 months

  • Develop and lead Strategic Sourcing team activity to deliver value for money for all NHS LPP members including – managing pre-procurement activity, selecting suppliers to partake in Request for Quotation / Invitation to tender, publishing tenders and finalising contract documents and awards

  • The ultimate objective is  to establish NHS LPP as a centre of procurement excellence within the health economy

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