The NHS Benchmarking Network is a virtual NHS organisation undertaking NHS funded research and benchmarking work and exists to compare performance and share good practice across the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The PPSA were engaged by the NHS Benchmarking Network to run an OJEU procurement process in order to identify a commercial partner to work with the Network in undertaking the research and benchmarking that would ultimately deliver the ongoing workplan of the Network. Following an OJEU compliant procurement process, a contract was awarded to Benchmark Management Consultants Limited enabling the Network to deliver more research projects than they currently do but within the same budget.

Lee Cornell, Co-Conveynor of the NHS Benchmarking Network said “On behalf of the NHS Benchmarking Network, many thanks for the thorough and professional work carried out by the PPSA Procurement team in managing the re-tendering exercise for our research contract.  We felt well-supported and expertly advised, from the beginning of the process to the end.”