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How to become a supplier to the NHS

We are transparent about how we spend public money and award contracts, so that it is fair to business, we secure the best outcomes for patients, and taxpayers can be assured they are getting value for money.

The NHS publishes all its procurement opportunities and contract awards above £25,000 on Contracts Finder.  This transparency makes it easier for small businesses and voluntary sector organisations to secure business with the NHS and encourages fair and open competition within the market.

Framework agreements are a common way of buying products and services in the NHS. Suppliers seeking a place on a procurement framework must go through a tendering process and meet certain requirements to be accepted. NHS buyers can then place orders without running a lengthy full tendering exercise and draw from the list of accredited vendors.

If you have an innovative product or service that meets an identified need in the NHS, you can register with the NHS Innovation Service.   Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) also work closely with businesses and individual innovators to drive forward ideas and understand their potential. Contact your local AHSN to discuss your idea.

NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. If your product is within NHS Supply Chain’s scope, you can find out how to become a supplier.


For any general supplier enquiries please contact

For questions on sustainable procurement and for suppliers who want to share their current plans for net zero, please contact

Visit our Greener NHS pages for more information on how we are becoming a net zero health service Greener NHS » Delivering a net zero NHS

Sign up to our CCF bulletin which is aimed at NHS procurement leads.

The CCF Hub on FutureNHS is a workspace for all NHS staff with an interest in procurement and commercial activity.