NHS – Standardise strategic sourcing process

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NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub

One of the largest NHS collaborative procurement hubs, contracting circa £2bn of spend a year on behalf of 50 Hospital Trusts embarked on a transformation program to introduce a standard strategic sourcing process and up-skill procurement staff.

   Project Aim:

  • Standardise the strategic sourcing process across the hub and drive contract compliance.
  • Identify and close skills gaps – Essentials, Intermediate and Advanced levels – reflecting the spectrum of needs across the procurement team.

   Outcomes:

  • All staff trained in the sourcing process to ensure contract compliance which is pivotal to the development of an efficient sourcing strategy.
  • One clearly defined strategic sourcing process with standard templates, toolkits and guides.
  • Pre-interview online skills assessment supported the recruitment process.

   ADR Services Used:

  • Competence profiles created for all procurement levels
  • Online skills assessment to identify competency gaps and development needs using ADR’s DNA diagnostic tool.
  • Instructor-led workshops designed and delivered to address the skills gaps and embed the strategic sourcing process.

Client

NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub

Service Area

Advisory Competency Profiling Online Skills Assessment

Industry

Public Sector

Services

Skills Assessment (DNA) Online Skills Assessment Instructor-led workshops

Outcome

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

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