Purchasing skill helps win deal

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3663 First for Foodservice, one of the UK’s leading wholesale distributors, has won a prestigious contract under a framework agreement to supply the NHS with a sizable amount of its frozen, chilled and ambient food requirements for three years.

NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency has sought suppliers that could work closely with its team to help implement recent initiatives such as the Better Hospital Food Plan and 24 Hour Feeding Solutions. 3663 is supplying an extensive range of branded goods, as well as 3663 Smart Choice products, which will be served to patients, visitors and staff.

3663 is making this contract available to customers via the various NHS Logistics ordering systems, including Logistics Online, RESUS, telesales, fax and EDI. This is all supported with a dedicated customer service team from NHS Logistics.

Jill Poole, buyer at NHS PASA, says: “Working with 3663 allows us to access a wide range of products through its advanced purchasing and supply capabilities such as e-procurement. We are looking forward to reduced costs and administration time.”

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