Nationally Contracted Products (NCP): Fixation Pants (ICN 367)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2019/367 ICN Number: 367
  • NCP Fixation Pants will come to an end on 31 July 2021.
  • Fixation Pants products will re-join the new Disposable and Washable Continence Care and Associated Products framework which is due to start on 2 August 2021.
  • Products will continue to be available to order through our online catalogue. Please refer to the product listing on the Contract Information Page (see our Useful Links section) for a list of all the available products on the new framework.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager.
  • The NCP for Fixation Pants Lot 2 (Fixation Pants without Legs) has been extended by 10 months until 31 July 2021.
  • This brings it into alignment with the expiry date for Lot 1 (Fixation Pants with Legs) and in line with the end of the current Disposable and Washable Continence Care framework which expires on 31 July 2021.
  • Products, suppliers and pricing remain the same.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the NCP products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.
  • NCP Fixation Pants will be extended. The length of the extension is different for the two lots.
  • Lot 1 Fixation Pants with Legs will be extended for a further 21 months until 31 July 2021.
  • Lot 2 Fixation Pants without Legs will be extended for a further 12 months until 15 October 2020.
  • The products and suppliers remain the same.
  • We have received complaints with regards to the Lot 2 Fixation Pants without Legs advising the quality was poor and did not hold the pad in place. There were also issues with the colour coding of the different sizes.
  • To address the feedback from our customers, we have worked closely with the supplier to update the products to conform to industry acceptance colour coding and have tightened the weave of the product to ensure the pad is held more securely in place.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the NCP products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.
  • NCP Fixation Pants will be extended for a further 3 months from 16 July 2019 until 15 October 2019.
  • The products, supplier and pricing remain the same.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section for further information on the available NCP product.
  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the NCP products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

Background:

  • Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) initiative is strategically co led by NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and is being operationalised by the NHS Business Services Authority through NHS Supply Chain.
  • NCP is a procurement tool that aims to implement the Carter Report recommendations to harness the national buying power of the NHS, remove “unwarranted product variation” and improve efficiency. The initiative is focused on driving savings through reducing variety at a sub category level and channelling national commitment to this reduced product range.
  • The aims of the tender and eAuction was to aggregate national demand to deliver optimum efficiencies and a single national price to support the upfront national pricing strategy and provide savings to the NHS.

Impact:

  • Attends Limited has been awarded as the supplier for the Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL Fixation Pants with legs. They have also been awarded as the supplier for the Small and 3XL Fixation Pants without legs.
  • Medi-Inn has been awarded as the supplier for the Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL Fixation Pants without legs.
  • Please note that Essity/SCA and Ontex remain as suppliers on this framework, however, they have not won a lot within this NCP. Essity/SCA supply Small and 3XL Fixation Pants, with and without legs. Ontex supply Small and 3XL Fixation pants, without legs.
  • As of 16 July 2018, the products of the unsuccessful supplier DryLock Technologies will be delisted from the online catalogue for a minimum period of 12 months.
  • The NCP product will become available to order on 16 July 2018.
  • There are potential national savings of £339,000 (14%).

Next Steps:

  • For information on trust specific savings opportunities please contact your Account Manager. Trust Impact Statements were will be available week commencing 25 June 2018.
  • Central updates will be carried out to the relevant favourites lists, standing orders and eDC requirements to ensure a smooth transition and enable savings to be immediately realised. Please refer to ICN 232 for more details of this.
  • If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products programme, please contact the Operational Productivity team at NHS Improvement on nhsi.procprogramme@nhs.net

Downloads ▼

  • NCP Fixation Pants Delisted Products with Alternatives.

    An Excel file detailing the delisted products with alternatives for ICN 367.
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  • NCP Fixation Pants Product Listing.

    An Excel file detailing the product listing for ICN 367.
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