The Principal Consultant of SH Management Ltd has spent the last ten years of his Executive Management career in public sector Procurement and Commissioning and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply as well as the Institute of Commissioning Professionals and an Associate Member of the Procurement Law Academic Network. He is also the current East Anglia representative on the National Executive Committee of the Health Care Supply Association.
He has held the following senior roles:
As a Senior Civil Servant (SCS) in OGC Buying Solutions between 2003 to 2008 the predecessor of the current Government Procurement Services (GPS):
Director of Procurement
Director of Commercial Services
Director of Sales and Marketing
Director of Customer Development and Communications
During his 6 years he was responsible for authorising large Framework contracts across a wide range of spend categories on behalf of UK plc and personally evaluated large HM Government tender responses from a large international blue chip organisations through to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). He has an extensive knowledge of public sector bid process and can advise on how best to increase your chances of making a successful tender submission as he did for Engage with Business when bidding for a local training contract with North Norfolk District Council in Jan 2013.
As a Very Senior Manager (VSM) in the NHS from 2008 to 2012:
Director of Contracts and Performance at NHS Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust where he was responsible for commissioning clinical services for the residents of Cambridgeshire with an annual spend of £800m. His customers (the providers of health care) included Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust and Hinchingbrook NHS Trust. Stephen was part of the evaluation process that led to the latter NHS hospital moving into the private sector under Circle Health.
Regional QIPP Director at East of England Strategic Health Authority (SHA) where he was responsible for ensuring that regional Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) work streams were commercially focused. The national QIPP programme is the delivery vehicle to deliver the £20bn of savings by 2015 that is needed to ensure the future of the NHS in England.