There are several ways to find opportunities to become an NHS Workforce Alliance supplier
Become a supplier
New and existing suppliers have a real opportunity to help NHS Workforce Alliance to support the NHS in addressing the staffing crisis and delivering a sustainable workforce model. An increasing amount of NHS procurement is done through a range of frameworks and pre-tendered contracts. When NHS Workforce Alliance identifies new health workforce related requirements for our NHS members, we follow a formal process. We undertake supplier engagement as early as possible in the procurement process, enabling the market to inform and help shape the development of our framework agreements.
From 1 January 2021 a new e-notification service called Find a Tender (FTS) is being used to post and view public sector procurement notices. There is no longer a requirement to use OJEU/TED. Visit the website to view the full article.
To join as an NHS Workforce Alliance supplier you will need to respond successfully to a contract notice.
A collaborative partnership
Workforce Alliance has adopted several initiatives to encourage and facilitate SME involvement in our procurements wherever possible. We want to get suppliers best solutions; we encourage innovation and value and not simply lowest cost.
As a collaborative partnership, we engage regularly with suppliers to share our expertise. By working with the supply market, we can draw on the collective knowledge and experience, enabling us to drive innovation and maximise potential.
There are a number of benefits to becoming a Workforce Alliance supplier including opening your business up to opportunities within the healthcare market and the chance to work with leading public procurement organisations to share best practice and influence the market.
Our dedicated teams are on hand to help guide new suppliers through the process and offer support for businesses expressing interest in becoming a Workforce Alliance supplier.