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How We Buy

BSO PaLS conducts competitions in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and where these do not apply in accordance with current guidance.

All competitions above £30,000 are advertised on the eTendersNI web portal. Below £30,000, companies are invited to submit quotations for business over £5,000 and these invitations are issued through the eTendersNI portal.

Typically, most of the contracts we let are for 3 years with options to extend for up to a further 2 years, however contract durations will vary depending on what it is that we are buying.

In selecting the products used in the Health and Social Care, the BSO PaLS works closely with its customers to develop specifications and identify their requirements. Working this way means that we have good uptake on our contracts from HSC organisations and we are able to strike the right balance between quality and prices.

BSO PaLS welcomes bids from new suppliers and would encourage unsuccessful bidders to learn where their offer fell short.