Welcome to the second edition of the commercial update 2016 and the first edition in the new financial year.
This edition contains updates and information including in relation to the various programmes of work and policy changes including; sustainable transformation partnerships, Vanguards, the Five Year Forward View, Better Care Fund, technology and innovation. There is an important update in relation to the changes to the procurement regulations which were fully implemented from April 2016. We also include an update on the Standard NHS contract for 2016/17.
We have made the contract advert and notice section a regular feature and we are launching another new feature: ‘Our Insights’ which we hope will be of interest to you; this month’s articles focus upon the myths around competitive dialogue process, advice for mobilising contracts and submitting compliant tenders.