NHS Procurement in Partnership

Working together to deliver value to the NHS

NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP) is the collaboration between four NHS procurement hubs; NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC).


The four-hub partnership began in 2014 with a shared vision of working together for the benefit of the NHS.

Collaboration is at the core of each organisation and our goal is to combine our expertise and resources to avoid duplication in the market and deliver the best value to our NHS colleagues. As a part of the NHS ourselves, we understand the pressures being faced by all departments. Our team have combined decades of experience across the procurement landscape, and we can work with you to find the best solution for your organisation.

Our frameworks

NHS Procurement in Partnership has a wide range of framework agreements. Our work is focused across key areas including:

  • Estates and Business Services
  • ICT and Digital
  • Sustainability and Social Value
  • Transport
  • Data Management
  • Workforce (as part of NHS Workforce Alliance in partnership with Crown Commercial Service)
  • Healthcare Services and Pharmacy.

Members also have access to the full portfolio of frameworks of each hub within the partnership:

NHS Commercial Solutions

East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub

NHS London Procurement Partnership

Contact Us

Please get in touch with your local PiP hub for further information and to arrange access. 

Sustainability and Social Value

Our Mission Statement

Sustainability and Social Value (SSV) has taken an increasingly important role in the way we carry out procurement across the NHS over the last few years and will be a huge part of what we do in the future. The four procurement hubs who make up NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP): NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS London Procurement Partnership and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, are committed to working together to consider SSV in everything we do. By collaborating on our aims and goals, we can share expertise, reduce duplication and achieve our objectives more efficiently. 
We have a dedicated SSV workstream which has set out clear objectives for how we want to support customers, suppliers and others in the industry to achieve and maintain sustainability. We have SSV representatives in every NHS PiP workstream so that it is considered in all decision-making. We have also been working on aligning our SSV communications so that all NHS PiP customers are aware of our aims and objectives. 

We are aiming to maximise our impact in the following focus areas: 

  • Sustainability – Working with national/regional teams to deliver a net zero NHS by 2045 
  • Social Value – Levelling up communities 
  • Modern slavery – Tackling Modern Slavery and upholding labour standards 

We also want to ensure we continue to develop strong relationships with relevant stakeholders. 

To read more about our work and key areas of focus, please see our Workstream Key Objectives. 

Latest news

To find out more about our Sustainability and Social Value initiatives, please visit our News page.

NHS Workforce Alliance

NHS Procurement in Partnership also works alongside Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the NHS Workforce Alliance to deliver a portfolio of health workforce services for the benefit of customers and suppliers and bringing together the expertise of NHS Procurement in Partnership and CCS as the biggest public procurement partnership in the UK.