About Us

Procurement

The Procurement department deliver a complete procurement service that is compliant with both European Procurement Directives and UK Procurement legislation. We work alongside the supplies department of Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) to do this. 


Our vision:

“To support the delivery of healthcare services to the people of Leeds, by using best practice procurement to secure and continually monitor quality and value for money for all goods and services.”


Change to Invoice Processing

Please be advised that as of the 1st June 2017 the Trust will only process invoices which are accompanied by a valid Purchase Order. The reason the Trust is taking this stance is to comply with the NHS Procurement Strategy and move towards electronic integration.

It would be appreciated if you could disseminate this information to the relevant departments within your organisation.

To support suppliers in this journey we are asking you to register FREE OF CHARGE with Tradeshift for the processing of invoices.

In brief by registering with this system and depending on the level of integration your organisation wishes to take, the Trust would hope to be in a position to work better with its suppliers, to improve its processes, and to potentially speed up payment terms.

If the Trust was able to reduce the payment term for your organisation, the Trust would like to explore the opportunity of the introduction of a Prompt Payment Discount, please advise if this is something you are willing to discuss.

As a reminder, ALL invoices should be addressed to:

 Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

RY6 Payables C635

Phoenix House

Topcliffe Lane

Tingley

Wakefield

WF3 1WE

This is regardless of whether goods or services were provided at a different site/location.

Thank you in advance for your support.

 

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More information on Tradeshift can be found on the following websites:

SBS
Tradeshift

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Selling to LCH

The Procurement department advertises all its formal requirements through LYPFT’s e-tendering portal available by clicking here: e-Sourcing.

As part of the transparency agenda the trust publishes details of live contracts and future opportunities on this website, to access please click here

If you believe to have an innovative product or service or believe you can offer the trust cost savings then please contact the Procurement manager directly.

Functions of procurement

The Procurement department is broken down into the following areas;

Purchasing team

The purchasing team is responsible for general transactional and tactile purchasing activities. This includes customer services, purchase order queries, delivery queries, pricing agreements, and quotation exercises, mid value tendering and equipment maintenance contract management. The team generally manage expenditure up to the value of £100,000.

Strategic procurement

Strategic procurement is the responsibility of the Procurement manager and they are responsible for all major cost reduction schemes, European Procurement Directive compliance and overall commercial and procurement advice to the organisation. The Procurement manager generally manages all contractual expenditure in excess of £100,000. 

Supplies and deliveries

The Supplies team are responsible for the trusts Goods Receipt & Distribution Centre, Materials Management Service and overall logistics strategy for the organisation.