To satisfy the legislative obligations of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 – Regulation 37 (6) Procurement Assist is required to partner with a Public Sector Body (a Contracting Authority as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) in order to deliver PCR 2015 compliant procurement solutions.

iFM Bolton are a Contracting Authority by virtue of being a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Body Bolton NHS Trust, and can legally act under PCR 2015 Regulation 37 (6) as Procurement Assist’s Contracting Authority.

Procurement Assist and iFM Bolton Ltd have formed a long term strategic partnership for the purpose of providing centralised purchasing activities for the acquisition of goods, services and works 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 and Frameworks are procured with iFM Bolton Ltd named as the contracting authority on contract notices published in the OJEU in accordance with the obligations imposed by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 Regulation 37 (6).