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Enteral Feeding, Bile Bags and Associated Products

Type: Contract Extension Reference: 2019/S 242-594108 Supply Route: Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 11 January 2021 Expiry Date: 10 January 2025

This framework starts on 11 January 2021, will run for 48 months and ends on 10 January 2025. This includes a 24 month extension.

This is the initial overview for the outcome of this award and is subject to change. We will continue to update this page with information over the coming weeks.

There are 4 Lots on this new framework:

  • Lot 1 – Enteral Feeding Syringes and Accessories
  • Lot 2 – Enteral Feeding Devices
  • Lot 3 – Enteral Feeds, Drinks and Giving Sets
  • Lot 4 – Bile Bags, Ryles Tubes and Levin Tubes

The new framework includes the following product areas:

  • ENFit Syringes, Oral Tip Syringes, Bottle Adapters, Drawing up Needles, Brushes etc.
  • Low Profile, NG/NJ/G/J Feeding Tubes, PEGs, Drainage Bags, ph Papers, Nasal Anchoring Devices etc.
  • Dysphagia Powders, Tube Feeds, Oral Nutritional Supplements, Pumps, Giving Sets, Containers etc.
  • Ryles Tubes, Levins Tubes and Bile Bags.

Important notice – for stocked products only

Following the move to Buy Price = Sell Price, new contract / framework prices will take effect from the Go Live date, however product prices will not change until stock of all product at the old contract / framework price has been depleted.

See our Downloads ▼ section for the latest Product Listings.

Savings opportunities
The framework provides a National Pricing Matrix (NPM) from a number of suppliers, which will allow savings opportunities for customers who are able to consolidate their purchasing.

See our Downloads ▼ section if you are interested in making savings via the NPM. Please contact our Hospital Care Team to find out what these new opportunities could mean for your trust.

There are 24 suppliers in total on this framework, of which:

  • 7 suppliers are new to NHS Supply Chain
  • 12 suppliers are new to the framework
  • 12 suppliers are incumbent.

Incumbent suppliers

  • 365 Healthcare Droitwich
  • Abbott Laboratories Ltd
  • Avanos Medical UK Limited
  • Baxter Healthcare Limited
  • Capatex Ltd
  • Cardinal Health Uk 432 Limited
  • Danone Nutricia Ltd (Medical)
  • Fresenius Kabi Ltd
  • Gbuk Enteral
  • Medicina Limited
  • Pennine Healthcare
  • Vygon Uk Ltd

New suppliers to the framework

  • Anaiah Healthcare
  • FIRMLY Medical LTD
  • GenX Medicare Ltd
  • Kendal Nutricare Ltd
  • Medlok Medical Limited
  • NasoGastric Feeding Solutions Ltd
  • NGPOD Global Limited
  • Nualtra
  • Summit Medical Devices Limited
  • Valley Northern
  • Westbourne Medical Limited

New suppliers to NHS Supply Chain

  • Anaiah Healthcare
  • Kendal Nutricare Ltd
  • Medlok Medical Limited
  • NasoGastric Feeding Solutions Ltd
  • NGPOD Global Limited
  • Nualtra


  • Leading suppliers on contract – providing enhanced range and value from a single source.

More savings

  • Pay less – with NHS Supply Chain you have a wider range of product options so you can select the ones that are fit for purpose and value for money.
  • Leave your tendering to us – spend less time and money on tendering and let our procurement specialists undertake it on your behalf.
  • Back office savings – the efficiency of our service, ranging from e-ordering to consolidated deliveries, enables significant back office savings.

More value

  • An integrated approach – the financial benefits of NHS Supply Chain go beyond just product prices. Our approach is an integrated one that reduces cost throughout the supply chain, from raw materials to global logistics, resulting in a much lower total cost.
  • Purchasing through our route – when there are changes in the market, we can help minimise the impact of price rises and give support with cost saving initiatives.

Our knowledge and expertise

  • Dedicated Hospital Care and Out of Hospital Care Teams – your day to day contact for all queries. They will help you identify savings opportunities, solve any issues on your behalf and ensure high service levels are always met.
  • NHS Supply Chain Buyers – procurement specialists in their product fields who can give expert advice on new and alternative products.
  • Implementation Team – experts in helping you set up the new processes and training required when introducing new products.
  • Customer Services Team – with the daily support provided by our dedicated and knowledgeable advisors and service managers you know you are in safe hands.
  • Customer Assurance – providing customers with the confidence and assurance of products using a process of clinical evaluation and engagement with clinical users. This ensures all products are clinically assured by the CaPA process supported by engagement with an aligned Trusted Customer.

Peace of mind

  • 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.
  • Framework agreement – awarded in accordance with UK procurement legislation.
  • Sustainable development – we are certified to ISO 140001 International Standard for Environment Management System.

Downloads ▼

  • Product Listing

    An Excel file showing the products that are included in this framework.
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  • National Pricing Matrix (NPM)

    An Excel file showing the suppliers offering savings opportunities as part of the NPM.
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