The Department of Health announces the second phase of contract awards

The Department of Health has announced that the Procurement Transformation Programme (PTP) has awarded the final four contracts to procure capital and non-medical products for the NHS.

The contracts, which will now become the Capital and Non-Medical Category Towers for the Future Operating Model (FOM), have been awarded to the following companies: 

  • DHL Supply Chain Ltd – Tower 7 (Large Diagnostic Capital Devices including Mobile and Consumables),
  • Akeso & Company Limited - Tower 8 (Diagnostic Equipment and Associated Consumables),
  • Foodbuy – Tower 10 (Food),
  • NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) – Tower 11 (NHS Hotel Services).

Following the contract awards there now follows a six-month transition period during which time the PTP will work with the Category Tower Service Providers to ensure they become operationally live on 5 July 2018.

During the implementation phase and beyond, all four hubs will continue to provide procurement support and expertise to our valued members. 

About the Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (CPP LLP)

The Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP LLP) is the organisation formed by LPP and the other regional NHS procurement hubs (NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative and our host trusts) to manage the Category Towers.

The three towers that CPP has been awarded are: Tower 2 - Sterile Intervention Equipment and Associated Consumables; Tower 4 - Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology; and Tower 5 - Rehabilitation, Disabled Services, Women’s Health and Associated Consumables.
The CPP is in a particularly strong position to understand trusts’ procurement needs, with 40 years of collective experience, expertise, collaboration and market influence utilised to the best effect for the wider NHS. We are looking forward to being a part of the future of NHS procurement and delivering these Category Towers.

To find out more about the Procurement Transformation Programme, and the Future Operating Model, please visit or email

More information
The Department of Health's Phase 2 Announcement
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Future Operating Model (Capital and Non Medical Contract Awards) Q&A
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