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Nationally Contracted Products (NCP): Desktop Stationery, Envelopes, Laser Labels, Paper and Remanufactured Cartridges (ICN 2164)

Important Customer Notice NCP

Ref: 2023/2164 ICN Number: 2164


  • Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) initiative is strategically co led by NHS England and the Department of Health and is being operationalised through the NHS Supply Chain.
  • The aim of this NCP is to mitigate recent cost pressures and to increase the number of products within the NCP Stationery range.
  • This has been achieved by including additional paper products and remanufactured ink cartridges for the first time.


  • Banner, Lyreco UK, Thomas Stoner and Premier Paper have been awarded as the suppliers for the Desktop Stationery NCP.
  • As of 1 August 2023, paper products and remanufactured cartridges that compete against those available on this NCP will be delisted from the online catalogue for a minimum period of 12 months.
  • The NCP products will become available to order on 1 August 2023.
  • There are potential national savings of £1 Million (13%) *.

Next Steps:              

  • For information on trust specific savings opportunities please contact your Customer Relationship Manager. Trust Impact Statements will be available in the week commencing 19 June 2023.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

*NCP aims to implement the Carter Report recommendations to harness the national buying power of the NHS, remove “unwarranted product variation” and improve efficiency. NCP focuses on reducing variety at a sub category level and channelling national commitment to this optimised product range to drive savings.

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  • 2164 NCP Desktop Stationery Product Listing and Delisted Products with Alternatives

    An Excel file showing the affected products for ICN 2164.
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