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Purchasing and Procurement Department
The Purchasing and Supplies Department are responsible for supplying all equipment, goods and services requested by departments with the exception of pharmaceutical items. There is a total of 27 staff assigned to the department and the structure includes Procurement, Stock Management and Warehouse Management. The hours of service for the whole Purchasing and Supplies Department are between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
The Procurement Team are responsible for purchasing all non-stock requirements, which would include all medical/surgical, laboratory, radiological, office, provisions, I.T and maintenance requirements. All equipment required is tendered by the Procurement Team as Local or European Tenders, depending on value and advertised on the Government Public Procurement Tendering Website.
The Stock Management Team is responsible for the management of stock at department level, new product trials and introduction, supplier price negotiations, product recalls, the operation of daily top-up systems, periodic cycle counting / annual inventory and statistical analysis reporting.
The Central Warehouse/Sterile Supplies Departments are responsible for the acceptance and distribution of all goods delivered to the Hospital. On average there can be between 80-100 supplier deliveries daily and 45-50 departmental deliveries daily.