Clinical Consumables Framework

A new framework agreement to cover Clinical Consumables has been launched. It was identified by the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (NHS CPP) as being of benefit to its members and has been established to allow public sector organisations to award contracts for the supply and delivery of a wide range of Clinical Consumable products.

A key objective of this framework is to avoid duplication of effort, addressing one of the main areas of concern in the Lord Carter Report ‘Operational Productivity and Performance in English NHS Acute Hospitals’.

NHS CPP (which includes NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, London Procurement Partnership and North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative) has a common purpose in striving to secure value for money and to offer comprehensive support for their respective NHS member organisations. This is achieved through collaborative procurement, supporting the aims of the National Procurement Strategy through seeking to minimise duplication, which should lead, ultimately to improved patient care and experience.

All suppliers appointed to this framework agreement provide comprehensive and innovative Clinical Consumables equipment and proactively assist contracting authorities in their attempts to achieve efficiency savings through improved ways of working without impacting on patient care.

The framework agreement provides for the supply and delivery of Clinical Consumables using market leading suppliers. NHS organisations have the option to award to any supplier to achieve direct delivery. Service options such as bulk delivery are also available by conducting a price benchmarking exercise or a further competition.

To award a contract under this framework the contracting authority may select any supplier available in the lot on the framework to achieve value for money and complaint route to market. The Hub is able to support members in getting the most out of using this contract.

Clinical Consumable Framework Lot Structure:

  • Lot 1: Procedure Pack
  • Lot 2: Single Use Instruments
  • Lot 3: Single Use Drapes    
  • Lot 4:  Single Use Gowns
  • Lot 5: Theatre Hats and Masks 
  • Lot 6:  Surgeon Gloves
  • Lot 7: Examination Gloves 
  • Lot 8: Patient Temperature Management

The contract runs from 14th February 2017 to 13th February 2019, with 2 x 12 month extension periods available. OJEU ref: 2016/S 173-310689.

 


Clinical consumables

For further information please contact Katie Watson


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