The Strategic Review of the Collaborative Procurement Hub Programme was undertaken by Ernst and Young in the second half of 2007 and was intended to inform a wider assessment of commercial capability across the Department and the national health service. This wider assessment took place during 2008 and resulted in publication of “Necessity—not Nicety”, a new commercial operating model for the NHS and the Department.
A copy of the report of the Strategic Review of the Collaborative Procurement Hub Programme presented to the Department by Ernst and Young has been placed in the Library.
This report is also available on the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency's website, via the following link:
A copy of “Necessity—not Nicety” has also been placed in the Library:
This document is also available on the Department’s corporate website, via the following link:
The title of the review was “The Office of Government Commerce’s Procurement Capability Review of the Department of Health”. The final report was published by the Office of Government Commerce in November 2008.
The terms of reference of the review have been placed in the Library.
The following documents have already been placed in the Library:
procurement Capability Review Programme—Department of Health
procurement Capability Review Programme Improvement Plan—Department of Health
OGC Procurement Capability Reviews Tranche Three Overview report