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Procurement Function

The Procurement Department provides a comprehensive procurement and logistics service for all NHS functions across NHS Borders. We are responsible for the purchasing of goods and services and developing procurement processes, procedures, strategies and policies in line with national best practice.

The Procurement Team purchases a wide range of goods, services and equipment including medical and surgical items, IT Equipment and services and provides support and advice on long term contracts for Capital Equipment.

For more generic products used in common with other parts of the NHS, the Board's procurement team collaborates with the rest of the NHS in Scotland and buys from contracts awarded by National Procurement. The Service also uses other Scottish or UK framework contracts where available to achieve best value in line with the recommendations of the McClelland Report published in 2006, for example Procurement Scotland or Crown Commercial Services (CCS).

Contracts valued in excess of £50,000 are advertised on Public Contracts Scotland and can also be viewed on the Service's Buyer Profile. All contracts above the EU thresholds are also advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in addition to these websites.

This webpage provides details of the Procurement Department, how to trade with us, the type of goods and services we need and details of forthcoming tenders.

This site is our BUYER PROFILE as defined in the EU Procurement Legislation. This provides electronic versions of key documents and allows us to speed up the process of working with NHS Scotland.