The Procurement department at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust aim to ensure that we get the best value for all goods and services that we buy. We currently spend around £85 million a year on goods and services throughout the Trust.

How to do business with The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT)

 TRFT buy a wide range of goods and services, including:

  • Medical and surgical consumables 
  • Medical and capital equipment
  • Non medical equipment, consumables and services 

Opportunities with the Trust

A list of current contracts at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Procurement Contract Database June 2021.

The Trust utilises a web-based portal called Intend to advertise contracting opportunities which can be found at Suppliers need to register only once by navigating to the site and clicking the link “Click here for details on how to register” and following the instructions illustrated within the supplier video.

All contracts advertised by the Trust will be launched on the Intend portal.  However, the way we advertise higher value contracts has changed. Contracts over the current stated procurement thresholds will no longer be advertised on OJEU (the Official Journal of the European Union) and visible via Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). Since the UK’s departure from the EU, OJEU has been replaced by a UK-only tendering service platform called ‘Find a Tender’ (FTS).

Only tenders created and listed after 1st January 2021 will be published on FTS, though older contracts listed on OJEU/TED will still be visible.  Contracting opportunities over £25k will still be advertised on Contracts Finder.

See Tendering post EU Exit (Brexit) 2021 for more information.

NFI fair processing notice

This organisation is required [by law] to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.

Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

We participate in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, as detailed here.

The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.

View further information on the Cabinet Office’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information. For further information on data matching at this organisation please contact Amanda Smith on 01709 428701.

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