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Procurement and tendering

Procurement activity is managed by King’s Facilities Management (KFM) on behalf of the Trust, following best commercial practice and public procurement regulations. We work with a diverse range of suppliers to ensure outstanding patient care and value for money are at the forefront of contract and procurement activity.

We are committed to the three pillars of responsible procurement: environmental, economic and social values, in addition to achieving the maximum possible value from the funds we spend on products, services and works. We aim to secure additional economic, social and environmental benefits for the community and society through our procurement and contracting activity.

The commercial procurement pipeline can be found on the KFM website.

We advertise new contract opportunities on Contracts Finder and Find a Tender Service, through our eProcurement System, Atamis. Suppliers will need to register on Atamis to be invited to participate in tender opportunities and be notified of new opportunities. Please refer to the supplier guide for more information.

If you have any issues with your registration, please contact the Atamis support centre on 0800 9956035 or at [email protected].

King’s Commercial

King’s Commercial is the commercial arm of the Trust exploring local and international opportunities in areas such as healthcare recruitment, training and joint ventures. King’s Commercial also supports the development of new healthcare facilities overseas, and works with partners to ensure high standards of clinical care are established and maintained at all overseas hospitals that use the King’s name.

All income generated by King’s Commercial is reinvested back into King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the benefit of patients and staff. For example, King’s Commercial recently provided funding towards the creation of the new King’s Academy, which opened in July 2023 and provides a dedicated, state of the art training facility for NHS staff.

Medical Engineering and Physics (MEP)

King’s Medical Engineering and Physics (MEP) department provides scientific and bioengineering services to King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and other hospitals in the South East and beyond. Our team of clinical scientists and technologists are trained in physics or engineering and often have specialist training in medical physics.

Our activities cover the fields of:

  • radiation protection
  • medical equipment management
  • vascular investigations using medical ultrasound
  • rehabilitation engineering
  • design and development of medical equipment
  • quality assurance
  • software development.

We provide training for King’s employees and offer courses for other health professionals. These include radiation protection and medical equipment training plus an award-winning master’s degree (MSc) in Medical Engineering and Physics.