Guidance

NHS terms and conditions for procuring goods and services

Terms and conditions for the NHS when procuring goods and services from commercial organisations.

Documents

Innovation Partnership

Dynamic Purchasing System

Managed services case study

NHS terms and conditions for the provision of managed services (contract version) (case study example)

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Data Protection Protocol

Details

The NHS terms and conditions are for the use of NHS bodies procuring goods and services from commercial organisations. They were updated in January 2018 to reflect changes in government policy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation.

The documents provide guidance notes and associated documentation for:

  • contract version
  • purchase order version
  • framework agreements
  • combined goods and services
  • innovation partnerships
  • dynamic purchasing systems
  • managed services

The NHS sub-contract for the provision of clinical services is now published by NHS England. Please send queries on the NHS sub-contract to NHS England at nhscb.contractshelp@nhs.net

Published 3 November 2010
Last updated 12 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance on how to support the Future Operating Model and deliver savings added.
  2. The NHS terms and conditions for procuring goods and services guidance and related forms have been updated to reflect changes in government policy and data protection legislation. The data protection protocol and a briefing note on expert determination have also been added.
  3. The NHS terms and conditions have been updated to reflect changes in the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  4. Added the NHS standard sub-contract for the provision of clinical services 2016/17.
  5. Added contract and guidance for provision of clinical services and updated detail text.
  6. Updated to include new guidance on NHS terms and conditions for the supply of goods and the provision of services (contract version) and case study of a managed services project undertaken by NHS Blood and Transplant
  7. guidance notes and forms for NHS bodies for procuring goods and services from commercial organisations
  8. Added Framework agreements for the supply of goods and services, and updated main guidance document
  9. Updated documents added.
  10. First published.