Working with suppliers

We work with a number of suppliers to help ensure that we provide the best possible service to the public. Each year we spend approximately £58 million* on a wide range of goods and services. We have a responsibility to ensure that all public money we receive is used as resourcefully as possible, and that we achieve the best value for money.

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Procurement strategy

Our procurement team is responsible for ensuring that the right quality and quantity of equipment, materials and services are delivered on time to the Service, for the most advantageous overall cost.

We comply with the Public Contract Regulations 2006.

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Who we work with

We work with the National Ambulance Procurement Hub, the NHS London Procurement Programme, the Office of Government Commerce, the Metropolitan Police, the London Fire Brigade and Transport for London, amongst others, to ensure that we deliver high-quality, effective public sector procurement.

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What we buy

As well as our frontline staff and services, we have a number of support departments, working behind the scenes across the capital. All these departments require services and products.

Our principal areas of spend include:

Information technology

  • Desktops and services
  • Communications technology
  • Networks

Fleet and logistics

  • Emergency vehicles
  • Accident damage repairs
  • Fuel

Medical

  • Defibrillators and associated equipment
  • Medical gases
  • Medical consumables, bandages, gloves etc

Professional services

  • HR recruitment
  • Travel and accommodation
  • Insurance

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Responsible procurement

Corporate social responsibility

We are committed to sustainable procurement by ensuring that social, economic and environmental issues are considered during all stages of the procurement process and as part of the whole-life cost of a contract.

Equality and inclusion

We are committed to fostering a diverse supplier base and aim to ensure that businesses of diverse backgrounds and ownership have the opportunity to become valued suppliers.

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Current tender opportunities

The London Ambulance Service uses an electronic tendering system http://www.londonambulance.bravosolution.co.uk/. This means all tenders will only be accepted electronically. How to put yourself forwards for a tender will be outlined against each tender opportunity listed.

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*Based on 2009/10 financial forecast

Contact Us

Procurement Department
8-20 Pocock Street, London, SE1 0BW