Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust procures goods and services from a range of providers. Contracts vary from small one-off purchases to large service contracts. When obtaining services we ensure fair opportunity, competition and value for money. The sort of procurement we use varies and depends on the nature of the product or service. We follow public procurement regulations and guidelines when determining our approach. The regulations mean that we treat all suppliers fairly and ensure through our processes that no company is given advantage over another for any reason. We always conduct our procurements in a fair and transparent way. All contract opportunities are advertised on the Due North Portal Health Service (suppliers can select supplier area from the left menu). You can search the opportunities here. We advise suppliers to register and select categories of interest as this will allow you to be notified when new opportunities are advertised.
Budgets and variance reports
Finance reports are presented to the board of directors bimonthly at board meetings. You can view these reports on the board.
Awarded or currently being tendered, please contact the trust’s FOI lead via firstname.lastname@example.org to request details.
Financial audit reports
The trust’s external auditors issue an annual audit letter to the trust summarising the findings from their audit of the trust’s financial statements and the results of work undertaken to assess arrangements the trust has in place to secure value for money in use of its resources.