Consider these questions
Exactly how your approach to procurement works will depend on your organisational structure and how you then delegate purchasing and contract management tasks.
Consider the following questions to think about the best structural approach for your trust - i.e. what you control centrally, versus how much you delegate.
What’s your vision for where you want to be in 3 or 5 years' time?
You need to consider your trust strategic plan and objectives when thinking about what procurement decisions you centralise or delegate.
You might centralise some procurement because it'll help you achieve a trust-wide objective. For example, if your trust wants to be fully cloud based in 3 years, you might centralise much of your IT procurement. That way you make sure your trust buys strictly cloud-based products and services rather than server based.