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Updates from NHS London Procurement Partnership 13th November 2015

Insulin Therapy Pumps: please complete survey by 30th November
A number of LPP members are keen to aggregate their Insulin Pumps procurement, and go to market together to obtain optimum prices. We have examined the NHS East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub framework  – available to LPP members through our joint working as NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership - and we are now in a position to scope the demand from all members, with a view to carrying out a mini competition before the end of 2015, and to awarding a contract in March.

To enable us to calculate likely demand, interest and potential savings, could you kindly complete this very short survey (just five questions) on your current usage? If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Beth Watkins, Senior Category Manager, who is leading on this project.
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Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System: please invite your suppliers to join
LPP has published an OJEU notice to establish a new DPS for Minor Building Works. As this is a DPS and not a traditional framework, it has the flexibility to enable suppliers to join the DPS at any time. It covers a very wide range of minor works, from electrical and carpentry to design and build.

All public sector organisations will be able to access suppliers via the DPS, and it is particularly suitable for Small and Medium sized Enterprises who wish to do business with you. If you have suppliers who you think should be available through this compliant route, please alert them to the opportunity. We have produced a template letter for you to use for this purpose, which you can download from our website. (Please note you will need to be logged in to access the document.)
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New national Clinical Staffing framework in preparation
In response to the many changes being introduced by the DH and Monitor (NHS Improvement) designed to control expenditure on agency staffing, LPP on behalf of the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership has begun the process of creating a new national framework. This will incorporate all clinical staffing groups and is aimed at ensuring NHS compliance with the new rules and caps. It will be live in May 2016.
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LPP workstream changes
From October, our Technology and Consultancy teams have been merged into one, led by Senior Workstream Lead, Steve Dunkerley. In addition, we have created a new Business Intelligence Team, led by Rishi Rampersad. Our website will be being restructured over the next few weeks to reflect the new arrangements.
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Agency caps consultation closes today!

Don't forget that the consultation on the principles and detail of the proposed agency rules and caps closes Friday 13th at 5pm. Find out how to respond here

How to access CPP frameworks

Full information on accessing the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership agreements, and where to find lists of current agreements, is available on the LPP website.

PFI work shortlisted for Healthy Business award

LPP provided advice to Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in support of a PFI Soft FM benchmarking exercise - and saved £4.81m. More information here. Our work has been shortlisted for the Healthy Business awards. 

LPP shortlisted for Emerging Talent

LPP's Nicco Varela, a Senior Category Manager in our Medical & Surgical team, is a finalist in the Emerging Talent category of the HCSA Awards. The winners will be announced at the HCSA conference on November 26th.
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European assistance programme: procurement of innovative ICT solutions

The NHS European Office and NHS England have joined forces with the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement to showcase good practice and provide hands-on support at a workshop on 24 November in Manchester. The event is for public procurers. Register here.
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