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NHS North West Collaborative Procurement Hub

NWCCA is one of the largest NHS collaborative procurement hubs (now a Commercial Authority), contracting circa £2bn of spend a year on behalf of 50 Trusts.  The Authority embarked on a transformation programme to introduce a standard strategic sourcing process and up-skill both the Authority and Trust based procurement staff.

The aims of the project:

  • Standardise on strategic sourcing process across NWCCA driving contract compliance.
  • Identify and train skills gaps – Essentials, Intermediate and Advanced levels – reflecting the spectrum of needs across the procurement population.
  • Introduce the sourcing process to Authority and Trust based staff (40+ buyers).

Results:

  • All staff trained in the context of the sourcing process understanding that contract compliance is pivotal to the development of an efficient sourcing strategy.
  • One clear procurement sourcing strategy with standard templates, toolkits, guides.
  • ADR’s competency diagnostic tool, DNA proved to be a valuable tool in recruitment process.

Services Used:

  • Skills profiling for all procurement staff to identify competency gaps and development needs using ADR’s DNA diagnostic tool.
  • Learning programmes designed and delivered to address the skills gaps.
  • Would now support online Procurement training.

Client

NHS North West Collaborative Procurement Hub

Service Area

Advisory Instructor-Led Learning. Procurement Training.

Industry

Public Sector

Services

Skills Assessment (DNA)

Outcome

Standard strategic sourcing process; skill gaps identified and filled; efficient assessment pre-hire

GET THE NHS NORTH WEST COLLABORATIVE PROCUREMENT HUB SUCCESS STORY PDF

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