Jul 07, 2006
@UK PLC today announces that it has won a £0.5m contract over an initial two-year period with the North West London Collaborative Hub (“NWLCH”) which comprises 17 healthcare trusts in the North West London Strategic Health Authority. The contract is expected to commence with immediate effect, and, initially, will cover 7 of the trusts, including the major acute hospitals. The contract allows for addition of further trusts at a later date.
@UK’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Coding International, will be working in partnership with SpikesCavell&Co, the national experts in supplier analysis with whom @UK has an existing partnership, to construct, manage and maintain an online database. This database will contain detailed spend, supplier and price tracking data for each of the 7 participating healthcare Trusts, along with web-based tools which will allow the user to exploit the data according to their individual requirements.
The contract win is in line with @UK’s strategy of expanding its eCommerce and eProcurement solutions within the Healthcare sector of Public Body Organisations (“PBOs”).
Commenting on the contract win, Lyn Duncan, Chief Executive of @UK PLC said:
“At the time of acquiring Coding International in April we were confident that we had bought an organisation on a secure footing that would enable it to make substantial wins within around 1,000 local authorities, health trusts and other major spending bodies for which it offers major benefits. That we have gained this substantial contract so soon is extremely pleasing indeed.”
Speaking for the hospital trusts, Vince Pross, Procurement Director of Chelsea and Westminster Trust said:
“We are very pleased to be working with @UK and SpikesCavell&Co. The improvements in information on the products and services purchased that this project will deliver are essential to the achievement of our targeted savings in expenditure. I believe that a great many other organisations could benefit from the solution which we are adopting.”