See the real benefit of procurement expertise

Collective Purchasing Ltd has nearly three decades of experience within the care sector, initially introducing the concept to the esteemed members of the Hampshire Care Association in 1995. From there, our service within care has grown organically to proudly serve care groups and independent care homes nationally.

In the beginning, the idea was simple – combine similar businesses’ spending to create buying power, negotiate with suppliers, and produce lower costs for all – Collective Purchasing. The more we got to know and grow in the care sector, the more passionate and determined we became to ensure our intervention produced results that really made a difference to the business, to the staff, and to the valued residents. Consequently, our services expanded to include support and advice in all supply and operational areas of the home, negotiating benefits for our care customers that included price holds and reductions, use of development kitchens, COSHH training, new product introductions, regular spend checks, and full support from our customer care team.

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How we can help you…


Collective’s superior support comes in the form of an office-based Account Manager available to resolve service, product, price or delivery issues and regularly calling to offer ‘need to know’ information – overcharges; new products; swap and save ideas, special offers, birthday wishes! How about more staff training or chef days? All part of our arrangement with suppliers covering IDDSI, fortification, hydration, menu planning, allergen advice, new products… in fact all you need to know to survive in today’s catering arena.


The need to constantly clean, launder and create a fresh feeling throughout a care home setting is vital for the well-being of residents, visitors and even your staff. At Collective, our superior support offers a thorough product and price review, which can often dramatically reduce the cost of your housekeeping and laundry operation while still achieving that fresh feeling in both. In addition, we’ll bring you regular cost-in-use reports and introduce the benefits of staff training to ensure best practice cleaning regimes are a constant in your care home.


Our management of your procurement is designed to achieve tangible and ongoing benefits. With a continuous watchful eye on markets, we keep ahead of where prices should move, giving us strong ammunition to negotiate down price increases and drive hard bargains on price holds. As part of our service we’ll provide you with regular reports which cater to your business’s unique purchasing challenges. At the same time, our online spend analysis tool, One-Vision, captures total spend and allows you to view all data at the touch of a button. We believe all suppliers should be fully aware of your expectations and can therefore provide a mutually beneficial Service Level Agreement for each of your suppliers. Our further expertise lies in tendering aspects of your business to pre-vetted suppliers. This brings advantages in various forms and is recommended as standard practice to larger groups of care homes.