HSC Procurement Awareness Events

03/02/2017

Health and Social Care Northern Ireland organisations in partnership with Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service plan to deliver a series of Procurement Awareness Events across the region. These events are targeted at service providers who deliver health and social care service interventions to people.

The Public Contract Regulations (2015) were introduced 26th February 2015, signalling a major change to the means statutory organisations are required to procure social and other specific services “to the person”. The new Regulations now require such services contracts with values over the EU threshold of €750,000 (£589,146) to be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

In response to this legislative change Health and Social Care organisations have looked to their sole Centre of Procurement Expertise, Business Services Organisation, Procurement & Logistics Service (BSO PaLS) to undertake procurement activities on their behalf for services “to the person” with contract values in excess of the EU threshold. In support of this development BSO (PaLS) have established a Social Care Procurement Implementation Project Board with membership from a cross section of HSCNI to oversee the implementation of a project plan to roll out Social Care Procurement for service contracts “to the person”. A key element of that project plan is Stakeholder Engagement to ensure full awareness both internally and externally to HSCNI of the implementation of procurement activities for these service contracts. 

HSCNI organisations in partnership with BSO (PaLS) plan to deliver a series of Procurement Awareness Events across the region. These events are targeted at service providers who deliver health and social care service interventions to people. The events will run at a range of locations across the region during March, April and May 2017.  Interested parties can register online (link below) for one of the following sessions.

 Date

Location 

 08.03.17      Belfast - South
 10.03.17      Belfast - North
 10.03.17      Belfast - East
 14.03.17     Belfast - West

Further information and guidance for registering your attendance can be found online via www.online.hscni.net