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New Desktop Stationery Core Range – Successfully Launched

Desktop Stationery Core Range

Be part of the £5.8m* potential national savings on desktop stationery

Thursday 27 November 2014

Over 200 trusts are now part of the £5.8m* potential national savings on desktop stationery

In line with our £150 million cash releasing savings target to deliver by March 2016, we are pleased to say that the new Desktop Stationery Core range has been successfully adopted by trusts enabling us to delist the wider range ahead of schedule.

Even in this initial changeover period, trusts have already realised savings in excess of £100k.

As we had promised prior to launch, the buying team have been carefully evaluating potential ‘backlist ‘items requested by you, to ensure the range fully meets your needs and secures the best prices possible.

This evaluation currently takes around 4 weeks so the team can properly review your product requirement and conduct an e-auction on successful additions. So far, 21 new codes have been added to the core range.

New codes added to the core range

NPCUnit of IssueBase descriptionSecondary description
WEL318 1 Adhesive putty 70g white
WEL315 1 Bin waste Metal round 15 litres
WEL316 1 Ruler Clear Plastic 300mm 12 inch standard
WEL317 1 Perforator Hole punch 4 hole 20 sheet capacity
TBC 12 Pen marker Black permanent 0.2mm line width, bullet tip
WEL322 1 Notebook A6 feint ruled case bound 192 pages
TBC 1000 Staples 23/15 gauge
WEL319 12 Pen marker Red permanent 0.9mm line width, bullet tip
WEL320 12 Pen marker Blue permanent 0.9mm line width, bullet tip
WEL323 200 Paper clip 35mm plastic
WEL321 75 Paper clip 60mm plastic
TBC 250 Envelope 406 x 305mm 90gsm gusset
WEL324 10 Drywipe Marker Bullet Tip Marker Black
WEL325 10 Highlighter Round Yellow
WEL326 12 Drywipe marker Whiteboard Bullet Tip Violet
WEL327 12 Drywipe marker Whiteboard Bullet Tip Orange
WEL328 1 Crate Jumbo Storemaster Red
WEL329 1 Crate Jumbo Storemaster Dark Blue
WEL330 5 Carrier A4 for use in carrier laminator
WEL331 500 Envelope C6 114 x 162mm Window 100gsm Self Seal White
WEL332 1 Perforator 2 Hole Black 40 sheet capacity

We will keep the range up to date on the website so you can see further codes as soon as they are added and we will of course notify you directly if you have requested an item to be added to the back list to let you know if your request has been successful.

View the updated matrix

We are working closely with the Department of Health to help deliver further core list initiatives with Desktop stationery being the first of several more coming in 2015. We hope you saw the announcement below added to the Department of Health CPE portal about this:

NHS Core List

Please see the Department of Health CPE forum for the latest information.

Further information will follow shortly on the prices that have been achieved for patient dry wipes, examination gloves and absorbent under pads and when they will be available to the NHS. Please avoid entering into any long-term contractual arrangement for these products at the moment as you may be disadvantaged on price.

We would like your views on whether there are any other categories that you would want to see included in the Core List.

We will also keep you up to date as these opportunities develop.

Useful Downloads

Information to help you is available to download here.

Desktop Stationery Core Range October 2014 Price List

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Matrix of old vs. new codes
A full list of old codes mapped to their alternatives on the new core list.

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NPC list including updated Backlist codes

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Contact us

To enable us to ensure continuity of your supply, and to express your interest in this project, please contact us.

* This is a potential national saving, which has been calculated using pricing and purchasing data from 01/02/13 to 31/01/14, and is based on the same volume of customer orders which were placed in that period, being placed in the next 12 months, and by comparing the pricing of the available 168 lines to the pricing on the lines which were previously purchased, in that period, under the Framework Agreement.
† Based on point 25 for band 6 nurses, using NHS Agenda for Change payscales at

Useful Documents

Stationery Core Range Catalogue


Stationery Core Range FAQs


Backlist Request Process


WebEx - Presentation Slides


Desktop Stationery Core Range – Systems How to Guide


NPC list with EClass Codes


Stationery Matching Matrix Updated 27 May 2015


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