The Procurement & Supplies team have responsibility for the provision of goods, equipment, materials and services.
They undertake local tendering and quotation exercises following Trust Standing Financial Instructions and local/European policies and procedures.
Their aim is to help managers make purchases more quickly and efficiently with a view to obtaining best value for money.
Roles in Procurement include:
- Head of Procurement
- Procurement Manager
- Systems Administration Manager
- Procurement Administrator
Basic standard education (3 GSCE) or equivalent is usually required.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is an international education and qualification body representing purchasing and supply chain professionals.
It is the largest organisation of its kind in Europe and a central reference point worldwide on matters relating to purchasing and supply chain management. Staff working at Management level in purchasing and supply may be required to hold or be working towards CIPS qualifications.
The CIPS has two qualification programmes, the Certificate Programme and the Graduate Diploma.