Welbeing is delighted to announce it has been successful in its application to participate in the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) framework.
NHS SBS is the largest shared services provider in the world. It was set up to help the NHS save money and enhance quality so that the NHS can improve health, innovate to save lives and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion.
NHS SBS have a track record of running successful collaborative procurement exercises and it is very much envisaged that the TECS Framework Agreement will become the vehicle through which a large proportion of products and services are procured by Participating Authorities.
The framework aims to deliver emphasis on outcomes to allow flexibility for service development at local level, increased service user orientation and an integrated approach to service delivery. Tendering organisations had to prove they provided suitable products and/or services that can offer value for money and help drive efficient and effective ways of working.
Steve Smith, Welbeing’s CEO, said “It is fantastic news that Welbeing has secured a place on the prestigious NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) TECS framework. This latest appointment is further endorsement of the quality of the service we provide and means purchasing through a framework that the NHS can avoid the formal tender process, saving time and money”.
NHS SBS procurement works with their Participating Authorities to purchase goods and services, with the primary aim being to work collaboratively with those Participating Authorities who specify the products or services which are appropriate for their requirements. With a proven track record of providing the highest quality commercial and contracting services to 57 NHS clients and 610 associate members, NHS SBS has delivered £350m in audited procurement savings opportunities since 2005.