Our buying teams for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust are hosting a ‘meet the buyer’ event on the 15 April to give local suppliers the opportunity to find out how they can do business with the Trusts.

The invite is open to large and small suppliers within a 50 mile radius of the Keighley and Bradford area.

The Trusts buy many different goods and services from all kinds of suppliers and the event is to help local businesses find out how they can register to be part of the competitive buying process and for higher price contracts, how they can put in a formal tender.

The event is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm in the Education Centre at Airedale Hospital.  The event will include information on where the Trusts currently buys their goods and services, how they go to competition, payment routes and live demonstrations throughout the day on the tendering process.

There will also be an opportunity to talk one on one with Trust buyers who can answer any questions.

Both Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford District Care Trust are keen to work with local suppliers for many areas such as printed stationery, medical consumables, non-medical consumables through to equipment maintenance services.

Oliver Golledge, Deputy Head of Procurement at AGH Solutions says:

“We want to increase the amount of business we do with local suppliers, doing so supports the local economy and decreases the Trusts carbon footprint. We want to work in partnership by encouraging local suppliers to register on our online quotation tool and to hopefully explain the tendering process for higher value contracts. From discussions with local suppliers it has been highlighted that often a lack of clarity around business opportunities and the lack of awareness about the tendering process may well be stopping them from applying for the Trust’s tenders.  We’re hoping this event will help to change that.”

For more information or to register for the event go to Eventbrite    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-nhs-buyers-event-tickets-56334383658 or contact oliver.golledge@anhst.nhs.uk