Doing business with us

Effective procurement is crucial for achieving the Trust’s procurement strategy 2015 – 2020 and in particular to secure best value public service. It can also help the Trust meet its wider objectives of supporting businesses, helping the regeneration of the local economy, reducing administrative costs and minimising the Trust’s overall impact on the environment. The Trust aims to continually improve procurement processes and work with the supply based to minimise the costs of buying for the Trust and ensure that contacts provide value for money for the Trust, and deliver a fair deal for suppliers. The supplies department has the following main responsibilities:

  • Providing a professional supplies service to Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tendering and managing of NHS contracts, and high value complex contracts.
  • Working collaboratively with other NHS organisations
  • Supporting small to medium sized enterprises
  • Publication of notices required under EU Procurement Regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with all NHS, National and European Legislation

Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME)

Airedale NHS Foundation trust is committed to delivering its Procurement Strategy. The strategy refers to working with small and medium sized enterprise. Airedale recognised the important contribution that small businesses can make to the delivery of public services and the vital role these businesses play in the national and local health economy.

Doing Business with the Trust

Wholly-owned subsidiary development autumn/winter 2017/18

The Board of Directors of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust decided at its meeting on 25 October 2017 to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to manage its estates, facilities and procurement functions.  You can read more about the Board decision in our press statement.  You can also follow the link below to some frequently asked questions about the development of the subsidiary.

Questions and answers about the development of our subsidiary – autumn 2017