eBay NHS PPE Portal Nominated for Civil Service Award

Thursday February 11, 2021 | Posted at 5:55 pm | By Paul Dicken
February 11, 2021 @ 5:55 pm


The eBay-NHS PPE Portal continues to gather pace. Since we last blogged on this project, another 200+ million items of PPE have been processed through the system and dispatched. We’ve very pleased to be able to donate our time and technology to this vitally important cause. Volo Origin manages the PPE listings, orders and integration into eBay.

Now the PPE Portal Team within the UK Department of Health and Social Care has been shortlisted for the annual Civil Service Awards in the Collaboration category. To quote from the shortlist summary:

“The PPE Portal is an outstanding innovation that has been developed in partnership with the armed services, eBay, Clipper Logistics, Volo Commerce and Royal Mail to develop a service from scratch, to respond to the extra need for PPE for primary and social care providers which has arisen as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a standing start in March, the team have onboarded just under fifty thousand providers and distributed more than 1.2 billion items of PPE to critical front line services.

“The PPE Portal partnership not only spans the boundaries of the public and private sector, but also traverses national borders, collaborating with the EU to gain EU State Aid for £1.3 billion within two months, to ensure PPE is free for those who need it most.”

Good luck to the PPE Portal Team on awards day, 25th February.

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