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NHS Lanarkshire Procurement Department 



NHS Lanarkshire has a trade spend with third party suppliers of over £230m.

The Procurement Department provides a comprehensive procurement and logistics service for all Health Board functions. This includes strategic sourcing and advice to improve effectiveness and value for money on all expenditure for goods, services and works.

We operate within the context of a published Procurement Strategy.
Our strategic aims are:

  • To provide a supply of goods and services where needed, when needed and to the required quality.
  • Delivering effective procurement activity that generates savings that can be reinvested into patient care and service delivery.
  • To keep the service and accountable officers compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • To support general health and wellbeing by ensuring that, where appropriate, contracts include community benefits and sustainability criteria supporting local suppliers, micro, small and medium enterprises and the third sector.
Suppliers can contact NHS Lanarkshire’s Strategic Sourcing Team by sending an email to: procurement
NHS Lanarkshire utilises national contracts wherever possible. Where national contracts do not exist, contract requirements in excess of £50,000 are advertised on the Public Contracts Scotland website.

All contracts above the EU thresholds are also advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

NHS Lanarkshire’s Standing Financial Instructions determine the procurement route that should be followed for all purchases.

For local sourcing needs, the strategic sourcing team deals with local health board contracts.

For more generic products used in common with other parts of the NHS, NHS Lanarkshire collaborates with the rest of the NHS in Scotland and buys from contracts awarded by both NHS Scotland National Procurement and Scottish Government Procurement.

The senior procurement team are:
Terry Dunthorne (General Manager), with direct reports:
  • Chris Sanderson (Head of Procurement)
  • Janice Wallace (Head of Materials Management)

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