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NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency: Contracts

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department expects the Purchasing and Supply Agency to pay in contract payments to DHL over the contract period. (302524)

The Department signed a 10-year Master Services Agreement with DHL on 4 September 2006 for the provision of procurement and supply chain services, trading under the name of NHS Supply Chain (NHS SC).

NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) paid £17.1 million between 2006-09 to cover the costs and liabilities of employees who transferred from NHS PASA to NHS SC under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations.

No further contractual payments are anticipated.