With over 18,500 staff and an operating budget in excess of £1bn, we are one the UK’s largest NHS Foundation Trust – providing a broad range of healthcare services to the population of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and beyond.

Our Procurement Department manages procurement and logistics for both our own hospitals and services, as well as for Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

We also work alongside regional and national partners, collaboratively within the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) Procurement Collaborative and The Shelford Group, to maximise our purchasing power, efficiency, and ensure value for money.

What we do

Procurement – we work with our staff and other stakeholders to identify routes to market for a huge number of products, goods, suppliers, and services – everything from basic medical supplies like bandages and beds, to innovative technology and multi-million pound equipment and services.

Contract management to ensure value is achieved and what is expected is delivered.

Financial and regulatory support – supporting colleagues to: understand and navigate complex public sector procurement laws and processes, abide by Trust Financial Standing Instructions, running exercises to identify the best Contractor for their needs via procurement processes, and ensure proper audit trails with robust record keeping.

Logistics and materials management – managing stock across our hospitals and monitoring the shelf life of goods to help reduce waste.

Social value

We are committed to sustainable procurement and use the Social Value Model. Where applicable, a minimum of 10% of the total, maximum decision-making score is applied to all procurement projects. The Act of Law relating to Social Value is here: Social Value Act.

The Social Value Themes are as follows:

1) COVID-19 recovery – Support local communities to manage and recover from impact of Covid-19
2) Tackling economic inequality – Creation of new business, jobs and skills development and increasing Supply Chain resilience and capacity.
3) Fighting climate change – including working towards net zero carbon emissions
4) Equal opportunity – Reducing the disabilities employment gap and tackling workforce inequality
5) Wellbeing – Improve health and wellbeing and improve community integration
The Social Values Model published by the Government can be found here.

Trading with us

In line with NHS strategy, most of our contracts are placed via national procurement frameworks and where this isn’t possible, we advertise via a procurement portal. Atamis Supplier Registration.

Here you can
  • View a list of tenders/contracts/quotations.
  • View information on contracts that have already been awarded.
  • Express interest in a particular tender or quotation.
  • Receive tender and/or quotation documentation.
  • Safely return your tender or quotation documents.
  • Send and receive correspondence.

A “tell us once” style sustainability assessment needs completing by suppliers. This Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment needs completing on Atamis.

Procurement Transparency and Contracts Pipeline

Our planned activity for competing and awarding contracts, as well as data on our Purchase Orders, can be found on our Procurement Transparency page.

Commercial visitors – Site access

We all play a role in protecting the safety of patients, staff, and visitors. To support this, commercial visitors are required to comply with our site access and safety policies.

All commercial visitors must:

Register with SEC3URE
Fulfil our policy/credential requirements
Check in and out, via SEC3URE for each visit
Comply with Trust Policies (explained on SEC3URE)

If you have a SEC3URE account, add the Trust to your ‘My Hospitals’ list. For help, contact IntelliCentrics via 0161 250 7533 extension one.

Careers in Procurement and Logistics

We’re proud to be a large, award-winning team committed to delivering the best possible service for our staff, patients, and partners. As a team, we want to give our staff rewarding, enjoyable careers with opportunities to develop as excellent procurement professionals.

For latest job opportunities, please visit the Brilliant Place to Work website. If you’re interested in careers with the team, you can also contact them on for more information.

Visit the Procurement Transparency page


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