By Angela Green, Content Executive: Foodbuy retain contract as central resource for food procurement across the NHS.
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Foodbuy has retained a major contract with the NHS Supply Chain commencing in July 2023, to be the central resource for food procurement across the NHS.
The contract was awarded to Foodbuy as part of the NHS Supply Chain ‘Operating Model implementation’ programme which sets out the design of a new NHS Supply Chain service as it looks to deliver greater value for the NHS.
Since 2018, Foodbuy has been responsible as Category Tower Provider for food for the NHS Supply Chain with a dedicated team operating under the NHS Supply Chain: Food. During this time, Foodbuy have optimised its supply base and leveraged the scale and purchasing power of the NHS to deliver quality products and added services.
Since the partnership began more than £10 million in savings for the NHS has been delivered.
Karl Atkins, Managing Director of Foodbuy commented: “I am delighted that Foodbuy have been awarded the NHS Supply Chain: Food contract, this is a significant retention for us, and we are proud of what we have delivered during our first five-year term.
“The contract was won based on our passion for healthy, nutritious, and sustainable food in the NHS and our ambition to build on the strong base we have developed so far ensuring that patients, visitors, and staff remain at the heart of all our decisions.”