From the 1st October 2014 we will be extending the contract for the eSourcing system, TACTICA, for a further 12 months. TACTICA is supplied through Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). The current contract, which commenced in 2009, has attracted a large number of NHS organisations.  As we stand today, there are currently 21 NHS organisations within this contract which includes some CCGs.

On 29th September 2014, we will be holding pre-procurement demonstrations for the next contract. These will be held at Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.  There will be demonstrations by leading suppliers including Bravo, Intend, Due North, EU Supply, Delta and European Dynamics.  This will be a 1 day taster event and is open to the current NHS organisations and also prospective NHS organisations that may wish to join a collaborative consortium.

We are hoping to have feedback via a scripted worksheet that will be handed out on the day and this will allow us to make a sound judgement on the preferred route to market, in time for September 2015. If you wish to come along to this exciting event or simply want to know more of what is going on and the collaborative opportunities and savings, then please contact Mark Gronow.