NHS Supply Chain launch brand new medical technology innovation dynamic purchasing system
NHS Supply Chain have launched a brand new Medical Technology Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Innovative Products, allowing public sector organisations access to buy goods and services compliantly from a range of innovative Medical Technology categories.
Unlike traditional frameworks for the supply of goods and services, the DPS simplifies and overcomes barriers to entry that small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) face when tendering to supply NHS trusts. The new process is streamlined by eliminating the requirement for suppliers to provide financial evaluations when initially entering the DPS process and instead, occurs at a later stage.
This will allow public sector organisations to buy goods and services compliantly from a range of innovative Medical Technology categories through an ‘open market’ solution, enabling buyers the opportunity to purchase from a pool of pre-qualified suppliers.
Additional benefits of the DPS include:
- A quicker, simpler approval process compared to standard framework agreements.
- DPS remains open to new suppliers throughout agreement period.
- Improved accessibility for SMEs.
The Innovation DPS for Medical Technology products will enable a compliant, efficient and assured process for innovative Medical Technology products. Using our scale the DPS will reduce the burden on suppliers and accelerate new innovation products into the NHS to offer new ways of delivering care, improved patient outcomes and cost savings.Matthew Griffin, Head of Sourcing and Indirect, NHS Supply Chain
The Medical Technology DPS for Innovative Products includes the following categories:
- Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine
- Oncology Ablation
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- IVDR products/ tests (Pathology and Point of Care)
- Interventional Radiology, Perfusion and Radiology
For more information
See our Useful Links section for further information on required criteria and instructions on how to onboard the new Medical Technology DPS for Innovative Products.
For any questions, please email DPSCustomerQueries@supplychain.nhs.uk.
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Notes to editors
All information in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.
About NHS Supply Chain
NHS Supply Chain is part of the NHS family and manage the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.
We manage more than 8 million orders per year across more than 129,000 order points and over 16,000 locations. We deliver over 35 million lines of picked goods to the NHS annually and our systems consolidate orders from over 1100 suppliers. This enables us to bring value to our NHS partners, helping them save time and money in removing duplication of overlapping contracts.
NHS Supply Chain aims to leverage the collective buying power of the NHS to drive savings and provide a standardised range of clinically assured, quality products at the best value.
NHS Supply Chain is committed to enabling the NHS to deliver safe and excellent patient care.
Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL) is the company at the heart of NHS Supply Chain. It provides oversight and operational management for NHS Supply Chain and its service providers.
SCCL is the legal entity through which NHS Supply Chain undertakes its procurement services and transacts with customers and suppliers.
Whilst its shares are owned by NHS England, SCCL is a separate organisation.