NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit

Procurement and contracting support for the COVID-19 vaccination programme

Enabling frontline teams to deliver more than 100 million doses as part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme required significant commercial expertise. Arden & GEM’s procurement and contracting team worked on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop and execute a successful procurement strategy for vaccine-related equipment and consumables in an intensely competitive international market.

Building on this success, the team went on to deliver support for the programme’s workforce, technology and logistics workstreams ensuring that the right resources were in the right place at the right time while achieving value for money for the public purse.