NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) procures services from a range of providers. Contracts vary from small one-off purchases to large works or service contracts.
When procuring services we ensure fair opportunity, competition and value for money.
The form of procurement we use varies depending on the nature of the product or service being procured but can include Any Qualified Provider competitive and non-competitive tendering.
We follow public procurement regulations and guidelines when determining the form of procurement and our approach.
The regulations mean we cannot favour providers simply because they are already in contract with us, an NHS organisation, located in our area, or employing local people.
We operate our procurements in a fair and transparent way in accordance with the Principles and Rules of Co-operation and Competition published by the Department of Health.
In line with the requirements set out in the Statutory Guidance for CCGs on managing conflicts of interest in CCGs published in July 2016 by NHS England, we maintain a register of procurement decisions taken, which includes:
- the details of the decision
- who was involved in making the decision
- a summary of how any conflicts of interest in relation to the decision have been managed
This enables the CCG to demonstrate that it is acting fairly and transparently and in the best interest of patients across Wolverhampton.
To view the Procurement Policy please click here
To view the Register of Procurement Decisions please click here
To view the CCG’s wider Register of Interests please click here
C&P Forum - Supply 2 Health
NHS England \ DH announced on the 21 March 2016 the closure of the Supply 2 Health website for the placing of new adverts and notices with immediate effect. This follows on from the announcement closing the AQP site on S2H earlier in March.
With effect from the 21 March ALL 2016 Healthcare contract adverts and notices must now be placed on CONTRACTS FINDER which is a site where all Central Government Departments and agencies (including the NHS) are required to place advertisements for all contract opportunities for goods and services. CMCSU is set up to place adverts and notices on behalf of all its CCG clients.
Public reporting of contractual sanctions applied by commissioners
NHS commissioners are now required to publish on their websites details of the financial sanctions due and actually applied to each of their major providers for failure to achieve national standards set out in their contracts.
Commissioners must report individually on sanctions for all their contracts, whether they are the co-ordinating commissioner or not. Values need only be reported where the sanction in respect of a particular standard for that commissioner at the relevant provider exceeds £1,000 in the reporting period. Where a sanction is applied only annually, the position need only be reported annually.
Primary Care Rebate Scheme
The CCG wishes to declare the existence of the Primary Care Rebate Scheme for the following products:
Seretide® - GSK
Zaluron - Fontus Helath Ltd
Prostap® - Takeda UK Ltd
Fultium - Internis Pharmaceuticals
Contour Next - Ascensia Diabetes Care UK
One Touch Select - Lifescan
Edoxaban - Daiichi Sankyo UK Limited
Trade Union Facility Time
WCCG supports staff to carry out their trade union duties as per The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017. Please see our current annual report (p69) for latest published figures.