Angiography and Hybrid Equipment Theatre Buying Guide

Angiography is an X-Ray medical imaging technique used to create images of the blood vessels and organs of a patient. It’s often used for vascular, neurovascular or cardiac conditions by radiology and cardiology departments. Our Angiography and Hybrid Theatre Equipment and Related Services framework agreement provides a comprehensive range of angiography core equipment with accessories, Mobile Cardiac Catheterisation Units, as well as Outsourcing and Managed Service.

There are two Lots on this framework covering the following product areas:

1

Angiography Equipment

Covers all types of angiography equipment for utilisation in a variety of care settings. This includes:

  • Single Plane Vascular Angiography Imaging System
  • Single Plane Cardiac Angiography Imaging System
  • Bi-Plane, Flat Panel Detector Cardiac Angiography Imaging System
  • Bi-Plane, Flat Panel Detector Neuro-Angiography System
  • Cardiac Catheterisation Physiological Monitoring System.

2

Cath Lab Managed Services, Mobiles and Relocatables, and Outsourcing

This includes the subcategories:

  • Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) Managed Service
  • Mobile Cardiac Catheterisation Units
  • Outsourcing of Angiography and Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Services.

The procurement of this framework was undertaken following extensive engagement with various stakeholders.
They included Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), trade bodies, customers and suppliers.

An improved way to purchase angiography and hybrid theatre equipment and services

A compliant contracting solution for NHS trusts, improvements include:

  • Mobile cardiac catheterisation laboratories
  • Outsourcing provision
  • Managed services
  • Commitment discounts for volume, across one or multiple purchases.

The nine suppliers on the framework offer an extensive range of high quality products to help support innovation and deliver savings.

The procurement of this framework was undertaken following extensive engagement with various stakeholders including GIRFT, trade bodies, customers and suppliers to deliver a compliant contracting solution for the NHS trusts.

Our framework agreement for this area is managed by NHS Supply Chain: Diagnostic, Pathology and Therapy Technologies and Services.

With framework pricing and various discount models, customers can use the option to Direct Award Call-Off their purchases and contracts.

Customers may elect to conduct a Further Competition where their specific requirements for goods and services are not defined in the framework agreement (but are covered within the scope of the specification).

Typical cardiac-related procedure in a medical setting such as a hospital

This page provides an overview of how we can support you with your purchasing requirements for Angiography and Hybrid Theatre Equipment and Related Services.

SupplierLot 1: Angiography EquipmentLot 2.1: Cath Lab Managed ServiceLot 2.2: Mobile Cardiac Catheterisation UnitLot 2.3: Outsourcing of Angiography and Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Services
Athena UK & Ireland LtdX
Canon Medical SystemsX
CHG-Meridan UK LtdX
GE Medical Systems LtdXXX
InHealthXX
Medecon HealthcareXXX
Medtronic LtdXX
Philips Electronics UK LtdXXXX
Siemens Healthcare LtdXXX

See our Downloads ▼ section for:

  • Angiography and Hybrid Theatre Equipment Product Matrix – An Excel file detailing the products available within each product area and the suppliers that supply against each of these areas.
  • Angiography and Hybrid Theatre Equipment Specification – A PDF document of the framework agreement specification for each Lot to support your understanding of the products and services this framework has to offer.
  • Awarded Suppliers Matrix – An Excel file showing the awarded suppliers by Lot on the framework.
  • Statement of Requirements (SOR) and Quote Form – An Excel file used to capture your requirements and enables us to provide accurate framework quotations against your specific requirements.

Purchasing through the framework

The framework can be used in a number of ways (in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and any subsequent amendment of re-enactment thereof) by either ‘calling-off’ (making a Direct Award), or by re-opening competition and running a Further Competition exercise amongst suppliers within one of the framework’s categories.

We have an established process for each procurement route which allows access to the products and services you require. There are two procurement options – Direct Award or Further Competition.

Key areas for consideration when purchasing equipment

Logistics
NHS Supply Chain has an established process and supporting documentation, with clear lead times and timescales for both equipment and accessories. Equipment can be shared between different departments, then disposed of / more easily replaced when the time comes.

Technology
Consider the compatibility of capital equipment with other medical devices or equipment – and connectivity to IT systems such as PACS / image transfer. What are your training requirements? Infection control and the prescribed cleaning regime / fluids can be provided if relevant.

Costs
Has your budget been established, are there alternative funding options available? What savings opportunities might be available, such as aggregated demand? Take into account associated consumables or other ongoing costs, such as warranty or maintenance. Practicalities like delivery and installation costs can also be important. Future-proof your purchase where possible, consider the impact on patient service delivery.

Purchasing through the framework – Direct Award process and timelines depend on specific requirements

Typical process if you have already obtained a quotation from the supplier:

  1. Send quotation to our Procurement Delivery team.
  2. Products checked against the framework to ensure the supplier has been awarded, the products are listed and the pricing is in line.
  3. We then issue you with a Unique Reference Number (URN).
  4. Average time – two or three days (may be longer for more complex requirements).

Note: if any accessories or options are not listed on the framework, we may be able to complete a range extension to the framework.

Please contact us with any questions regarding the Direct Award process or timelines.

Typical process if you have the specification of your requirements and require a quotation from the supplier:

  1. Review framework specification and relevant call off contract to ensure the Direct Award process is appropriate.
  2. Complete Statement of Requirements (SOR) and send to NHS Supply Chain.
  3. Our Procurement Delivery team obtains and validates quotes from suppliers.
  4. Check quotations and select supplier.
  5. We issue a URN and advise successful supplier.

Please contact:

Angiography Team

Our experienced teams are best placed to advise you about the optimum procurement routes and suppliers for all lots within this framework. Exact specifications and requirements are never the same from our customers, especially when managed services are also being considered.

Engagement with multiple suppliers can be very time consuming and we’re able to navigate difficult decisions about whether a Direct Award or Further Competition approach is most appropriate for you.

We understand the importance of providing a quick and easy ordering process for our customers. We have a range of templates, documents and guidance materials to support you.

Purchasing through the framework – Further Competition process and timelines

You may decide you wish to complete a Further Competition under our framework. We have a range of templates and resources to guide you through the process. These cover the process from specification through to Invitation to Tender (ITT), including guidance material and are available on request. Please contact:

Angiography Team

See our Useful Links section for further information on the Roles and Responsibilities for a Further Competition.

The average time that it takes to complete a Further Competition varies greatly as it is mainly down to the preparation of the documents which are completed by the customer. We can discuss your project and the relevant timelines with you when you are ready to initiate the project.

More information about our framework and how the tender was evaluated

The procurement process we undertook was based upon an open tendering procedure as detailed in the European Communities Combined Directive (2004/18/EC). As there were two Lots in the tender, we evaluated each Lot based on Lot specific criteria.

The evaluation involved two stages, qualifying and award. Those tender submissions that met the qualifying criteria were then scored against the award criteria.

The qualifying criteria included assessment of the following:

  • Compliance of bid
  • Regulatory compliance of devices and products
  • Compliance with contract regulations
  • Compliance with terms and conditions.

The award element of the evaluation was subsequently carried out based on the following criteria:

Lot 1:

  • Quality 50%
  • Price 50%.

Lot 2 (subcategories 1, 2 and 3):

  • Quality 90%
  • Price 10%

The total quality score added to the price score gave the grand total of points. A position on the framework was awarded to all suppliers meeting the 50% overall threshold within each Lot.

During the tender extensive pricing and discount structures were captured from all the suppliers for both evaluated lines and additional lines

Please note: If you are looking to carry out Further Competition these thresholds can be changed to meet your individual requirements.

Next steps and support

If you are interested in purchasing angiography or hybrid theatre equipment, or related services (including cath lab managed services) through our framework then please get in touch and we will be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

For all enquiries or to purchase via a Direct Award or Further Competition please complete our enquiry form and a member of our Procurement Delivery team will be in touch.

In addition to the various documents, templates and further information outlined in this guide, we can also provide:

  • Call-Off Agreements (Terms and Conditions) – These will be issued by us upon award of any Direct Award or Further Competition process. Both you and your successful supplier will be given the opportunity to review and sign.
  • Order Form – This document is a form of contract between you and your successful supplier including the specification and all relevant information regarding the award and contract placed.

Downloads ▼

  • Angiography Product Matrix

    An Excel file detailing the products available within each product area and the suppliers that supply against each of these areas.
  • Angiography and Hybrid Theatre Equipment Specification Lot 1

    A PDF document of the framework agreement specification for Lot 1 to support your understanding of the products and services this framework has to offer.
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  • Angiography and Hybrid Theatre Equipment Specification Lot 2

    A PDF document of the framework agreement specification for Lot 2 to support your understanding of the products and services this framework has to offer.
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  • Awarded Supplier Matrix

    An Excel file showing the awarded suppliers by Lot on the framework.
  • Statement of Requirements (SOR) and Quote Form

    An Excel file used to capture your requirements and enables us to provide accurate framework quotations against your specific requirements.