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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Local purchase arrangements

For requirements not covered by the national agencies, the Trust will carry out local tendering or quotation exercises.

Contract opportunities with a total value exceeding £111,676 must be advertised and awarded via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) as per EU procurement directives for public sector organisations.  Some services classified as Part B services, e.g outsourced clinical services, are exempt from the advertisement stage.

The website used by the Trust is www.ted.europa.eu

High value contract opportunities below this threshold (or services excluded from EU advertising) will be advertised via online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk

The Trust has its own electronic tendering site to manage tendering activities online.  The website for companies to view opportunities and express interest in tendering for opportunities advertised via the EU journal or Contracts Finder  website is www.bsmhft.bravosolution.co.uk.  Links to this site and details of how to register interest will be contained in the published advertisements

The Trust’s estates and facilities team purchase from a list of approved contractors managed by the NHS Estates Business Agency.

Categories covered are:

  • Building contractors

  • Civil engineering contractors

  • Lift installation contractors

  • Electrical engineering contractors

  • Mechanical engineering contractors

  • Demolition contractors

  • Medical gases contractors

  • Asbestos removal contractors

  • System building contractors

  • Roofing contractors

  • Painting and decorating contractors

  • Flooring contractors

For lower value and adhoc requirements, the Trust uses the ADB Multiquote system.  Suppliers need to be registered with www.multiquote.com in order to access the Trust's requirements.