The Department covers all procurement requirements for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. There are specific delegated responsibilities for some specialist services detailed below.
The Procurement Department consists of a Management Team, Commodity Team, Equipment Team, Stores and Logistics Team and Purchasing Team.
The Commodity and the Equipment teams take the commercial lead on determining what and from whom we purchase our goods and services.
The Equipment team tender for and order all major items of clinical equipment together with supporting maintenance contracts.
The Commodity team work closely with our Clinical teams and our colleagues in National Procurement to contract for all other goods and services required.
Buying responsibility for some Specialist Services are delegated to expert departments. They are:
IT - All hardware, software and IT Projects
Estates - All building maintenance and minor works contracts
Capital Estates - All new building projects
Pharmacy - All medicines
The Stores and Logistics and the Purchasing teams primary focus is to ensure the ordering and delivery of goods and services to the right ward/ department at the right time. They process over 300,000 requests every year to provide the clinical teams with the products and services needed to deliver high quality patient care.