NHS National Services Scotland NSS Procurement

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Buyer summary

Over the past year, NHS National Services Scotland NSS* has publised 167 public procurement notices. Of these, 39 are tenders and 99 are awards. There are 111 unique titles.

The following chart shows contract value against the date of publication.

(Scatter chart with 167 data points.)
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Operating locations

99 identifiable addresss were found. The main buyer location is Edinburgh in region Scotland. From published data, 14% of NHS National Services Scotland NSS's suppliers belong to the same region.

(UK geochart with 1 buyer locations and 98 supplier locations.)

Buyer locations:

  • Edinburgh - 167

Suppliers per region:

  • South East - 35
  • Scotland - 14
  • East of England - 12
  • London - 12
  • North West - 7
  • South West - 4
  • West Midlands - 4
  • Yorkshire and The Humber - 3
  • North East - 2
  • East Midlands - 2
  • Northern Ireland - 1
  • Leinster - 1
  • None - 1
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Procurement categories

NHS National Services Scotland NSS contracts contain the the following procurement categories. The table prioritises categories by volume of notices published.

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Popular suppliers

Below is a summary of contract awards per supplier. The table is restricted to suppliers who have also served other buyers.

Supplier name Region Unique awards Max. single award
Tradebe Healthcare National South West 1 £120M
We are Snook Scotland 1 £72K
Johnson & Johnson Medical South East 1 £110M
TJ Smith & Nephew East of England 1 £110M
Puretone South East 2 £38M
Boston Scientific East of England 6 £36M
Novartis Pharmaceuticals South East 1 £28M
Biotronik South East 9 £24M
Medtronic East of England 3 £24M
Abbott Medical South East 1 £24M
Lloyds Pharmacy West Midlands 1 £17M
Cardiac Services North West 1 £15M
Lawmed South East 1 £15M
Vacsax South West 1 £15M
Alliance Medical West Midlands 2 £14M
Cardinal Health UK 432 South East 2 £9M
Arjo East of England 1 £9M
Aventis Pharma South East 6 £9M
B Braun Medical Yorkshire and The Humber 7 £8M
Delta Surgical West Midlands 2 £8M
Integra Neurosciences South East 1 £8M
Becton Dickinson South East 3 £8M
Vygon South West 2 £8M
Shire Pharmaceuticals London 3 £6M
Seqirus North West 2 £6M
Change Grow Live South East 1 £6M
Allergan South East 1 £6M
Armstrong Medical Northern Ireland 3 £5M
Draeger Medical East of England 2 £5M
Intersurgical South East 1 £5M
Accord Healthcare London 2 £3M
Aspen Pharma Ireland Leinster 1 £3M
Pfizer South East 1 £3M
Thornton & Ross Yorkshire and The Humber 1 £2M
Ipsen South East 2 £2M
Merz Pharma East of England 1 £2M
Mylan UK Healthcare East of England 1 £1M
Curium Pharma South East 1 £1M
GSK London 4 £910K
Abbott Laboratories South East 9 £229K
Amercare South East 1 £190K
Ferring Pharmaceuticals London 1 £11K
Leaseplan South East 1 £57M
Medtronic East of England 1 £26M
Becton Dickinson South East 1 £130K
Hologic North West 1 £21M
Vernacare HCS North West 8 £6M
Welch Allyn East Midlands 1 £704K
Capita Business Services North East 1 £580K
We are Snook Scotland 1 £299K
GVA Grimley Scotland 1 £123K
Citysprint London 1 £84K

Contract values

NHS National Services Scotland NSS provided financial information for 89% of its published procurement notices. The total maximum value excluding duplicates is £1B.

(Histogram showing the prevelance of contracts in each value band.)
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Notice types

The buyer publishes procurement notices in OJEU. (Regional portals such as Public Contracts Scotland are not covered.) Below are 6 document types.

Short type Full type Total published Past 30 days
award Contract Award Notice 77 4
award Voluntary Ex-Ante Transparency (VEAT) Notice 22 1
tender Tender Notice 39 2
pin Prior Information Notice 20 1
update Contract Addendum Notice 7 1
update Modification Notice 2 0

Buyer names

This report covers buyer names that begin: NHS NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND NSS*.

Here are similar buyer names. The report does not cover these names.

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Collaborative procurement

The buyer has worked in association with other buyers.

As lead buyer to:

Included in contracts by:

  • None

As a contracted supplier to:

  • None

Further information

The following websites have been found in published notices.