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National Procurement and Logistics

What we do

We buy and supply items and services to help keep Scotland's hospitals and health centres running. From grounds maintenance to bed linen and syringes, each year we procure and distribute millions of vital supplies that support patient and visitor interactions with our health service.

Our contracting and logistics services help save NHSScotland money, which can be redirected into frontline services and patient care. Working together over the last five years, savings in excess of £270 million have been made. As Scotland’s largest procurement organisation, we manage over £1.4 billion in national contracts.

Our National Distribution Centre in Lanarkshire is home to Scotland's biggest public sector logistics operation. Every week it delivers over 80,000 items to hospital wards, departments and community centres. We have a 98% on time, first time and in full supply record.

Find out more about our services.

Our services

Apply for tender opportunities

Use PCS-Tender to apply for a national healthcare tender. It's a secure eTendering system funded by the Scottish government.

Access procurement training

Find procurement training courses online, designed to guide and train procurement staff at NHSScotland and in the public sector.

Submit innovative ideas for healthcare

Send innovative ideas to NHSScotland on our online portal. You'll get guidance and support with health and technology innovations.