Procurement is the process of the acquisition of goods, services, works and other supplies by the public sector, usually by means of a contractual agreement after public competition.

Social care services
The procurement of social care services is managed by the Commissioning and Contracts Department within the Northern Trust, Spruce House, Braid Valley Site, Cushendall Road, Ballymena.

For more information regarding any Social Care Procurment opportunities within the Northern Trust, please contact the Commissioning and Contracts Department:

T: 028 2563 5652

Tender notifications for social care services will be published on the eTenders NI portal

Other goods and services
The procurement of all other goods and services for the Northern Trust is managed and delivered by the Procurement and Logistics Service (PaLS), which is accredited as a Centre of Procurement Expertise (COPE). PaLS in Ballymena co-ordinates contracts for goods and services on behalf of the Northern Trust.

PaLS is part of the Business Services Organisation (BSO) which provides a broad range of regional business support functions and specialist professional services to the whole of the health and social care sector in Northern Ireland.

BSO website
PaLS Procurement and Logistics Service

E-tendering opportunities

For more information regarding contracts or any procurement queries, please contact:
Sandra Armstrong
Senior Procurement Manager
BSO Procurement and Logistics Service
1st Floor
The Cottage
5 Greenmount Terrace
BT43 6DA
T: 028 9536 2533

Page last updated:11 February 2019