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Active Procurements

Welcome to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust's buyer profile. The buyer profile provides:

• a single gateway to access procurement opportunities
• information on existing and forthcoming contract opportunities
• details of the E-tendering system the Trust uses
• guidance on the University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire NHS Trust procurement procedures

The Procurement and Supplies Department use an e-tendering suite ( and standardised tender documentation. We advertise our above OJEU threshold* contracts on Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) and below threshold contracts on You need to apply to any adverts placed on those sites when published.

The Procurement team is responsible for ensuring the effective management of non-pay spend by working with, and in support of, clinical and corporate departments.

The Trust currently spends approximately £110M per year on medical and non-medical products, surgical products and services (excluding catering, linen, cleaning, buildings, maintenance and utilities).
The Trusts Procurement Strategy covering the five year period 2013-2018 was approved by Trust Board in June 2013. The Procurement Strategy is based around the following key principles:

• Transparency and Equality
• Compliance
• Process Efficiency and Effectiveness
• Value for Money
• Development and Innovation
• Sustainability

The strategy covers the following key themes:

• Procurement governance
• Contracting
• Rationalisation, standardisation and product / service specification
• Process efficiency

The Trust has a significant savings target to deliver over the next 3 years. The Procurement and Supplies Department is pivotal in delivering these savings and will be working very closely with our suppliers and end users to achieve this goal.
Contact Details
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Procurement Department, FM Building
Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry

Current Tenders/Current Procurements

Project Available until
 Provision of a Managed Print Service October 2, 2017 

Future Tenders/Planned Procurements

Project Anticipated start date
 Perfusion products  October 2017
 Patient Wristbands October 2017 
 Renal Information Technology System October 2017 

Purchasing Policy/Procurement Policy

The Procurement and Supplies Department comply with the Trust's Standard Financial Instructions and with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This means advertising Supplies, Service and Works opportunities above the current EU thresholds in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

Purchasing Practices/Procurement Procedures

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has adopted the In-tend Ltd e-tendering solution to run and manage their tender exercises and supplier lists. If you would like to approach the Procurement and Supplies Department to register your company for current or future opportunities:

For any assistance in registering or using the In-tend system, contact the helpdesk on 0845 5578079 or via email at