Standards for assessing NHS procurement performance.
This document sets out the standards for NHS healthcare provider organisations to assess and benchmark procurement performance and identify areas for improvement. It shows how to use the standards, and describes their development, aim and objectives.
The assessment tool helps organisations assess against the standards. It provides consistent approaches and practices to help achieve procurement excellence and value for money in procurement.
The evidence tool provides suggested evidence that should be reviewed as part of an assessment of a trust against the standards. This tool should be used with the peer review guidance, which provides NHS organisations with an objective review process.
Following feedback and review, this version of the standards replaces the version published in May 2012.