Procurement

Procurement aims to achieve the best value for money for the resources we have, procuring fit for purpose goods and services for the Trust.

Procurement’s aim is to become best in class, maximise efficiency and reduce costs of procurement activities, whilst continuing to provide quality products and services to support the clinical strategy and delivering value for money.

Join our procurement team

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s procurement department is currently recruiting to a wide range of jobs. From administrative assistant to procurement manager and stores assistant to deputy director! With positions in Lincoln, Boston and Grantham – there are loads of reasons to look now and apply for the right job for you!

Governance/Data Manager Band 6

Assistant Contracts Manager – Band 5

Site Supervisor – Stores/Materials Management – Band 3

Site Supervisor – Stores/Materials Management – Band 3

Stores and Materials Management Assistant – Band 2

Stores and Materials Management Assistant – Band 2

Deputy Director of Procurement Band 8d

Head of Category Clinical Band 8b

Head of Category Non-Clinical Band 8b

Senior Clinical Procurement Specialist Band 8a

Senior Category Manager Band 7

Senior Contracts Manager Band 7

Stores and Logistics Manager Band 7

Category Manager Non-Clinical Band 6

Operational Procurement Manager Band 6

Category Manager Clinical Band 6

Category Manager Clinical Band 6

Supply Chain Manager Band 5

Assistant Clinical Procurement Specialist Band 5

Procurement

Procurement offers guidance, advice and support on all aspects of procurement to all of the Trust’s divisions, wards and departments. The procurement department aims to ensure that all procurement complies with the Trust’s rules and National and European law. Additionally the procurement department continually reviews and monitors contracts and purchase orders placed for the procurement of goods and services.

We continuously seek to improve the procurement process in order to obtain best value from the contracts we enter into and to minimise the administration costs of buying. The Trust currently spends in excess of £140 million on non-pay expenditure. Please note, you do not have a contract with the Trust unless you have an official purchase order or contract issued by the procurement department.

Supplier and Contractors

The Due North system, ProContract, is the system of choice for the Trust’s tendering opportunities, and, if you are not registered you may not be able to view these. ProContract increases the transparency, clarity and speed of the entire tendering process.

Company representatives

The Trust works closely with its suppliers to deliver high quality healthcare services. The Trust expects its employees and suppliers to comply with the following “Golden rules” which have been adopted:

  1. The Trust procurement department is the first point of contact both for current, new and potential suppliers.
  2. All supplier/company staff whilst on site must wear an ID badge with their name and company clearly visible.
  3. Trust staff should seek advice and support from the procurement department where there are issues/queries.
  4. “Cold calling” or visiting wards/departments without permission or an appointment is strictly prohibited.
  5. Orders for goods or services must not be solicited from Trust staff – the only recognised documentation is an official purchase order or contract issued by the procurement department.
  6. Price/commercial discussions can only be conducted in conjunction with the procurement department.
  7. Trust staff must not be offered samples of products unless by prior agreement with the procurement department.
  8. Business gifts (other than items of a very small intrinsic value such as diaries or calendars) must not be offered and will not be accepted.
  9. Items of medical equipment loaned to the Trust will be subject at all times to our clinical engineering department management procedures including indemnity arrangements.
  10. Ensure professionalism and courtesy are shown and reciprocated at all times.

Trust standing orders

For a copy of the Trust’s standing orders, which lays down the tendering procedures (internally and externally), see the Trust’s corporate governance framework.

Trust Corporate Governance Framework July 10

Contact the Procurement team

Should you wish to contact us directly:

Jon Young (Deputy Director of Finance) and acting as Deputy Director of Procurement

Jonathan.Young@ULH.nhs.uk

01522 421900

Gail Bowman – Senior Category Manager (non-clinical)
gail.bowman@ulh.nhs.uk
01522 421539

David Wilson – Senior Category Manager (clinical)
david.wilson@ulh.nhs.uk
01522 421535

Jeanette Turland – Operational Purchasing Manager
jeanette.turland@ulh.nhs.uk
01476 464651

General enquiries and invoices
accounts.payable@ulh.nhs.uk
01522 573026