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We have a trade spend with third party suppliers of over £650m with the Procurement Department providing a comprehensive procurement and logistics service for all Health Board functions.

Operating within the context of a published Procurement Strategy, the Department is accountable for Procurement activity across the Health Board, although some Procurement remits are fully or partially devolved such as Pharmacy (all medicines), Capital Planning (major building projects), eHealth (IT software and services) and Estates (minor works).

NHS GG&C utilises national contracts wherever possible, accounting for around 50% of Health Board spend. Where national contracts do not exist, contracting takes place at Board level, with requirements in excess of £50,000 advertised on the Public Contracts Scotland website with the Board’s Standing Financial Instructions determining the procurement route that should be followed.

Where national contracts and frameworks are used, these will be predominantly those awarded by National Procurement (part of National Services Scotland), Scottish Procurement and Crown Commercial Service.

Suppliers wishing to make us aware of their products / services or have any other general enquiries can contact us via our enquiries email: