CCG Procurement and Contestability Framework

NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for shaping and designing the healthcare services that local people need, then selecting the best providers to run them. The process of commissioning a provider to run a service is called procurement.

We follow public procurement regulations and guidelines when determining the form of procurement and our approach.

NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) procures services from a range of providers. Contracts vary from small one-off purchases to large service contracts. When procuring services we ensure fair opportunity, competition and value for money.

The form of procurement we use varies depending on the nature of the product or service being procured but can include Any Qualified Provider, competitive and non-competitive tendering.

The regulations mean we cannot favour provider simply because they already have a contract with the CCG, or because they are an NHS organisation, or located in our area, or are employing local people.

In adherence with requirements of the document “Managing Conflicts of Interest: Statutory Guidance for CCGs” published in December 2014 by NHS England, CCGs must maintain a register of procurement decisions taken, which includes the details of the decision, who has involved in making the decision and a summary of any conflicts of interest in relation to the decision and how this was managed by the CCG. This enables the CCG to demonstrate that it is acting fairly and transparently and in the best interest of its patients and local population.

You can read the Register of procurement decisions 2017 here.


  • NHS Medway CCG Re- procurement of Direct Access Non Obstetric Ultrasound ( NOUS ) Services

  • Invitation to tender - The Wellbeing Café

  • Invitations to Tenders and Quotations

  • Medway CCG website migration

  • Stakeholder Engagement- Invitation to Quote

  • Community re-Procurement – Appointment of Procurers Support

  • Community Services Re-Procurement Programme Stakeholder Engagement- AWARD