NHS SBS launches new online portal

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has officially launched its new online portal which is designed to make it quicker and easier to access its portfolio of framework agreements when contracting authorities want to buy goods or services.

The free-to-access Customer Framework Agreement Portal provides a simple way for NHS and public sector organisations to procure solutions at pace while being efficient, compliant and cost-effective.

All of NHS SBS's framework agreements (more than 40 in total) are hosted on the platform. Users are able to browse, search, compare and find goods, services, or suppliers they may require, in one place.

Buyers are also able to review and download buying guides and contract information including price lists, specifications and lead times and ask questions and make service requests directly with NHS SBS’s team of experts for support with contracting and running further competitions.

Lydia Sullivan, Director of Procurement, Sustainability & Social Impact at NHS SBS commented: “We wanted to make it as simple as possible for the buying community to access goods and services, while maintaining cost and compliance benefits.

“We are excited to announce our new Customer Framework Agreement Portal and proud of its successful launch.”