Procurement. You know the power it can hold.

Your buying decisions have the power to make the NHS stronger. Find out how CCS can help bring power to your procurement.

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Making responsible buying decisions

Your buying decisions have the power to boost your local economy, make our society fairer, strengthen communities and make our future greener. We are helping you do this by building modern slavery prevention, social value and sustainability into our commercial agreements.

Becoming a HCSA member adds power to your procurement

The Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) promotes the work of procurement and supply chain staff at all levels in healthcare. Providing a variety of training events and educational seminars, HCSA focuses on supporting the personal and professional development of its members and the NHS procurement profession. 

As a corporate partner, CCS works closely with HCSA to support the valuable work they do across the health sector to improve procurement quality and knowledge. This is why we’re encouraging our customers to become a member, free of charge, and access a range of exciting benefits:

  • online discussion forum and online help and advice service 
  • access to the HCSA’s training and development study days
  • preferential rates for HCSA events

Our bitesize guides to common procurement concepts

Our new Procurement Essentials series covers a wide range of topics to help demystify the procurement process including the basics of frameworks, effective contract management, how to evaluate bids, and how to write a specification. 

We’ll be continuing to add new articles every month, sharing our top tips and guidance to help you save time, maximise every pound and bring power to your procurement.

You can now find all of our Procurement Essentials articles in one place.

Watch the short video to learn all about our Procurement Essentials series. You can also view the transcript.

Powerful procurement solutions for the NHS

Making your workplace safe

We can help you ensure your workplace is COVID-19 secure: from modular buildings for hospital wards and operating theatres, cleaning, linen and laundry to construction and facilities management.

Explore our buildings solutions

Workforce and support services

We’re working with NHS Procurement in Partnership to provide health workforce services as the NHS Workforce Alliance. We can also help you access business consultancy, legal advice, language services, occupational health, contact centre services and more.

Explore our people solutions

From fleet to financial services

Whether you want to optimise your organisation’s finances, need help managing your fleet and travel arrangements or need support with document management and logistics – we’re here to help.

Explore our corporate solutions

Transforming your technology

We’re constantly exploring new ways of working and solutions that reflect the best use of technology. From cloud, digital and hosting solutions to network services, software to technology products and services. We provide connectivity for the NHS and wider health and social care organisations by enabling access to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and also offer a range of technology bulk buying opportunities to help you achieve best value.

Explore our technology solutions

On-demand webinars

Webinars (3 )

  1. Delivering social value through public sector procurement

    We will discuss the implications of the Social Value Act on public sector buyers and the growing demand for social value through contracts.

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  2. Tackling modern slavery in our supply chains

    Stamping out modern slavery in our supply chains is one of the UK government's top priorities. Watch our webinar to find out more.

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  3. Your Carbon Net Zero journey...let CCS help you towards a greener future

    In 2019 the UK became the first major economy to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Watch our webinar to find out how CCS can help you on this journey.

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Digital Brochures (1 )

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    Commercial agreements: digital brochure

    Download our updated digital brochure for the latest information on our agreements and how we can help you add power to your procurement.

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