Nationally Contracted Products (NCP): Latex Sterile Powder Free Examination Gloves

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2019/858 ICN Number: 858
  • The supplier Supermax Healthcare Limited has informed us that there is a temporary supply issue with Supermax Examination Gloves.
  • The supply issue is due to a major fire at the sterilisation plant which has resulted in production delays.
  • The three affected product codes are unavailable to order, and we anticipate this to be resolved by mid March 2020.
  • Customers are advised to order the alternative product codes until the issue has been resolved:
    FTE2947 – Examination Gloves Latex Powder Free Sterile Small.
    FTE2948 – Examination Gloves Latex Powder Free Sterile Medium.
    FTE2949 – Examination Gloves Latex Powder Free Sterile Large.
  • FTE2926 is also still unavailable to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please refer to ICN 980 in our Useful Links 🔗 section for further information.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.

If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

Update

NCP Vinyl and Latex Examination Gloves will go live on Monday 9 December 2019 as planned. There are four Supermax Healthcare Limited product codes that will be unavailable to order from 9 December 2019 across Lot 1 and Lot 2.

Products Affected:

  • There are three Lot 1 Supermax Healthcare Limited product codes unavailable until week commencing 20 January 2020:
    FTE2918 – Exam Gloves Aurelia Half Fold Latex Powder Free Small.
    FTE2919 – Exam Gloves Aurelia Half Fold Latex Powder Free Medium.
    FTE2920 – Exam Gloves Aurelia Half Fold Latex Powder Free Large.
  • There is one Lot 2 Supermax Healthcare Limited product code unavailable until week commencing 20 January 2020:
    FTE2926 – Examination Gloves Vinyl Powder Free Non-Sterile Aurelia Delight Lite Extra Small.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.

Next Steps:

  • Customers need to continue purchasing the existing HPC Healthline codes until week commencing 20 January 2020.
  • Any orders placed for the affected Supermax Healthcare Limited product codes will be fulfilled with the existing HPC Healthline products.
  • All the other product codes within this NCP will be available to order from 9 December 2019 as planned.

If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

Change:

  • This NCP procurement exercise was undertaken for Vinyl and Latex Examination Gloves. The aim was to ensure resilience and continuity of supply, and to aggregate national demand to provide a sustainable competitive price for the NHS.
  • Two suppliers have been awarded per lot to reduce risk and ensure continuity of supply.

Impact:

  • The NCP has been split into two lots:
    Lot 1: Latex Examination Gloves, Powder Free (Non Sterile and Sterile)
    Lot 2: Vinyl Examination Gloves, Powder Free, Non Sterile (Pigmented and Non Pigmented).
  • The awarded suppliers for lot one are Supermax Healthcare Limited (80% volume) and Semperit Investments Asia Pte Limited (20% volume).
  • The awarded suppliers for lot 2 are Supermax Healthcare Limited (80% volume) and Unigloves (UK) Limited (20% volume).
  • As of 6 December 2019, the products of the unsuccessful supplier HPC Healthline UK Limited will be delisted from the online catalogue for a minimum period of 12 months.
  • The NCP product will become available to order on 9 December 2019.
    There are potential national savings of 25% (£929,000)*.
  • Please refer to the product listing and delisted products below for further information on the affected product codes.

Next Steps:

  • For information on trust specific savings opportunities please contact your Account Manager. Trust Impact Statements will be available week commencing 28 October 2019.
  • If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

Downloads ▼

  • 858 NCP Gloves Examination Delisted Products with Alternatives

    An excel file detailing NCP Gloves delisted products for ICN 858.

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  • 858 NCP Gloves Examination Product Listing with Alternatives.

    An excel file detailing NCP Gloves affected products for ICN 858.

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