Batteries and Torches

Type: Contract Information Update Reference: Supply Route: Stocked, Blue Diamond
Start Date: 1 April 2017 Expiry Date: 31 March 2021

This framework starts on 1 April 2017, runs for 48 months and ends on 31 March 2021.

Please note: Products are still available to order. We will update this page with the new framework details once available. See our Useful Links for the latest information on the Procurement and Savings Calendar.

The Batteries and Torches framework covers a wide range of products from standard alkaline AA and AAA batteries to high power alternatives and rechargeable batteries. A range of torches, including penlights and headlights, are also offered. The range of batteries are suitable for use in day-to-day equipment found in hospitals, including use in some medical devices.

Areas covered

There are two lots on the framework:

  • Lot one – Batteries; alkaline, lithium, lead, zinc, silver oxide, high-power, rechargeable, charging units
  • Lot two – Torches including penlights.

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  • Allbatteries UK Ltd.
  • High power batteries
  • Lead, zinc and silver oxide batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries and charging station
  • Torches; including penlights and headlights
  • Wide range of Alkaline and lithium batteries.


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  • Dependable deliveries – having access to the know-how and resources of one of the world’s largest logistics companies means we can offer unrivaled dependability and responsiveness when it comes to our delivery services.
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