Procurement and Supplies

Procurement and Receipt and Distribution Service

Welcome to Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s procurement and receipt and distribution service. This page will hopefully provide suppliers and potential suppliers information on forthcoming contract opportunities, current contracting activities and recently awarded contracts.

You can also find details of the team involved in procuring the goods and services, and guidance on the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust procurement procedures.

The procurement department currently use the Multiquote system for our requests for quotation (RFQs). For official tenders, we will advertise our opportunities through the Government’s website, ‘find a tender service’ (FTS) and Contracts Finder. The team are responsible for identifying and achieving approximately £1,000,000 saving initiatives each year.

The procurement team is responsible for the following organisations’ spend:

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

  • AGH Solutions Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust)

  • Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

For Airedale’s procurement plans, policies and practices please look at our ‘Doing Business with the Trust’ document.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust recognises that the correct management of procurement is essential to the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and support services. Patient care depends on the assured availability of high-quality equipment, goods and services. Effective procurement is crucial to achieving the Trust’s procurement strategy and in particular to securing best value public services.

Procurement can also help the Trust meet its wider objective of supporting local businesses, helping the regeneration of the health economy, reducing administrative costs and minimising the Trust’s overall impact on the environment.

The Trust aims to continually improve procurement. This is set out within the Trust’s Procurement Strategy which is included within the Trust’s integrated business plan (IBP) across all aspects of work associated with the procurement of goods and services.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust recognises its responsibilities to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. We are committed to maintaining and improving systems, processes and policies to avoid complicity in human rights violation and to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.

The Trust policies, procedures, governance and legal arrangements are robust, ensuring that proper checks and due diligence are applied in employment procedures to ensure compliance with this legislation. We also conform to the NHS employment check standards within our workforce recruitment and selection practices, including through our managed service provider contract arrangements. This strategic approach incorporates analysis of the Trust’s supply chains and its partners to assess risk exposure and management on modern slavery.

Mr Oliver Golledge MCIPS

Head of Procurement

AGH Solutions Ltd