NHS eProcurement Strategy 2014

In the NHS eProcurement Strategy published in May 2014 Dr Dan Poulter MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health announced a number of mandatory measures aimed at delivering procurement efficiencies to the value of £1.5bn by the end of 2015-16.

Central to the new e-Procurement strategy is the establishment of GS1 the global coding standard and the PEPPOL messaging standard.

“Previous efforts to improve eProcurement in the NHS have been patchy due to a lack of central direction. We have now mandated the use of the GS1 and PEPPOL standards by amending the NHS Standard Contract to require compliance with this NHS eProcurement strategy. We have also required suppliers to place their product data in a GS1 certified datapool by amending the NHS Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Goods and the Provision of Services.”

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If you are a supplier to the NHS and would like to have an informal discussion about how the eProcurement Strategy impacts your business contact us…