Procurement Assist and iFM Bolton form long term strategic partnership to drive efficiencies across the Public Sector.

Press Release
Release date: 26 August 2020

Procurement Assist has entered a long-term strategic partnership with iFM Bolton, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, to deliver low-cost procurement services for the UK Public Sector.

In entering the first ever strategic procurement partnership between a Public Sector Body and a Private Limited Company Procurement Assist have delivered 33 new OJEU Compliant Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS).

A DPS is an entirely electronic procurement process which allows Public Sector organisations access to the newest cutting-edge technology which speeds up and streamlines the procurement process for suppliers and buyers.

At launch, the DPS’ have more than 600 approved suppliers ready to bid and compete for opportunities covering all areas of commonly used goods, works, and services including back office, development, capital investment, cyclical maintenance and facilities management.

Keith Armstrong, Chief Executive, Procurement Assist adds: “I am delighted we will be working alongside iFM Bolton and the team and the opportunity to deliver our unique, low cost procurement service to the wider Public Sector. Our focus will be to provide a quick and simple to use service that reduce the costs and the risks associated with OJEU compliant procurement. Working closely with iFM Bolton will give Procurement Assist deep insight into the health service, which we can build and develop for the benefit of the wider Public sector.”

Phil Webster, Managing Director, iFM Bolton said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to see private and public sector work together more strategically, driving efficiencies, economies of scale and bringing many areas of the public sector together. The partnership will help how we improve procurement to better contribute to meeting the financial challenges that lie ahead”.