To satisfy the legislative obligations of the Public Contracts Regulations 2019 – Regulation 37 (6) Procurement Assist is required to partner with a Public Sector Body (a Contracting Authority as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2019) in order to deliver PCR2019 compliant procurement solutions.

Integrated Facilities Management Bolton Limited (iFM Bolton Ltd) are a Contracting Authority by virtue of being a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Body Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and can legally act under PCR2019 Regulation 37 (6) as Procurement Assist’s Contracting Authority.

Procurement Assist and iFM Bolton have formed a long term strategic partnership for the purpose of providing centralised purchasing activities for the acquisition of goods, works, and services for the use of Public Sector Organisations (including, but not limited to The National Health Service (NHS), Social Housing, Education, Charities, Local Authorities and Wider Government Bodies). All Procurement Assist’s Dynamic Purchasing Systems are procured with iFM Bolton Ltd named as the contracting authority on contract notices published in the PCR2019 in accordance with the obligations imposed by The Public Contracts Regulations 2019 Regulation 37 (6).