Financial Services

Can you please confirm the following in relation to the Trust’s Financial and Accounting services: 

1. What is the accounting software that the Trust uses?
A customised version of Oracle R12 used through the NHS Shared Business Service, see Q2. 

2. Who is the Trust’s service provider (in-house or 3rd party provider)? See 2a. 

a) If outsourced to a 3rd party provider, what is the name of the service provider you use? NHS Shared Business Services 

b) If outsourced to a 3rd party provider, how long did the transition to the service provider take? This was outsourced in 2006 – the transition took approximately 6-12 months. 

c) If outsourced to a 3rd party provider, was the transition fee paid prior to the service start date and what was the transition price paid? Data not available (but believed to be zero). 

d) If outsourced to a 3rd party provider, what is the value of the service contract per annum? 2016/17 contract value of £517k, net of VAT.

e) If outsourced to a 3rd party provider, when did the contract start and when is the contract due to expire? Contract start date: 01/08/2006.  Renewed on 01/04/2012 for six years, expiry date 31/03/2018. 

f) If outsourced to a 3rd party provider, is the Trust’s intention to re-procure these services through a Trust run OJEU procurement exercise when the current contract expires? Not yet known/decided. 

  •  If not, what is the route through which you will contract these services? N/A 

g) If the Trust provides these services in house, does the Trust intend to investigate outsourcing these services in the next 12 months? N/A 

3. What is the volume of Accounts Payable invoices processed per annum by the Trust? 106,386, processed by the NHS Shared Business Service. 

4. What is the volume of Accounts Receivable invoices processed per annum by the Trust? 6,974, processed by the NHS Shared Business Service.

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