Supplier Information

The Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance (PPSA) is a collaborative commercial and procurement organisation. We are an NHS funded organisation, managed by the NHS for the NHS. We have 16 member organisations across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire for which we procure goods and services, influencing over £500m per annum across the healthcare economy. Our experienced team provides a significant and single point of contract for current and potential suppliers to the NHS across multi-disciplined categories.  In striving to deliver best value for our members, we are committed to encouraging competition and providing all suppliers with the potential to secure business in the South West.  We recognise the social impact of procurement and will endeavour to bring benefits to the communities we serve by supporting the NHS as a good corporate citizen and the Government’s sustainable development agenda.

Below is a list of useful links which will provide suppliers with general information on our work and current e-tendering opportunities available via our e-tendering system, CMS.

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CTM, the PPSA's principal e-tendering tool, as from 1/2/16

In 2013 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) launched a new web based portal for supplier registration across the public sector - SID4GOV. This replaced the Sid4Health portal which was switched off on 30th April 2013.

All suppliers are required to supply organisation information with Dun & Bradstreet which forms part of the financial evaluation process for tenders.

The CCS leads on collaborative procurement programmes across the Government to seek better value for money. It also seeks to improve the Government's effectiveness in procurement as it is recognised procurement plays an essential part in the delivery of public services.

GS1 are an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to make UK organisations more efficient by promoting the adoption of common standards. The NHS has put GS1 Standards at the forefront of their strategy to make healthcare in the UK safer, faster and less expensive.

For specific enquiries, please click here. For general information, please contact Clare Cunningham.