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Extension Sets and Lines

Type: New Contract Reference: Project_720, ITT_508 Supply Route: Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 1 August 2023 Expiry Date: 31 July 2025

The new framework starts on 1 August 2023, will run for 24 months and ends on 31 July 2025. There is an option to extend for an additional 24 months.

Extension sets and lines are products used to deliver intravenous drugs to a patient. They can be used either under gravity or more commonly, by attachment to a syringe pump. The lines are available in a wide range of specifications and products offered on the framework include different material types, lengths, lumens and bores. These products are used in conjunction with a number of other products, for example, intravenous cannula and intravenous accessories, to make up a complete system for intravenous therapy. A range of dedicated sets for use with specific products is also part of the framework offer.

The aims of this framework:

  • Provide choice through a variety of suppliers to encompass complete product range, allowing enhanced customer choice and supply resilience.

There is one lot on this new framework (with seven product categories):

  • Lot 1: Extension Sets
    • Dedicated Pump Set
    • Standard Pump Set
    • Standard Pump Set with Anti-Syphon
    • Gravity Set
    • Gravity Set with Anti-Reflux
    • TIVA (Anti-Syphon and Anti-Reflux)
    • NR Fit.

Next steps:

Transacted/ eDirect/ Blue Diamond: Access catalogue by accessing the NHS Supply Chain website and signing in – any issues placing your orders please contact Customer Services.

Savings opportunities

There are price increases on various high usage products, this is predominantly due to an overall price increase across the supply base. Contributing factors such as increases in raw material costs, energy costs, shipping costs, and COVID-19 all play a part.

To help mitigate cost pressures the following levers can be utilised:

  • Information for Clinical Choice – will be updated with new products post Go-Live
  • Compare and Save – will be available post Go-Live.

Please speak to our Hospital Care Team if you would like further detail on any of the above.

Social Value

From April 2022 all our frameworks have adopted the Procurement Policy Notice 06/20. The suppliers on this framework have demonstrated their plans for:

  • Fighting climate change
  • Well-being.


We are continually working with our suppliers on their sustainability agenda and should there be any developments these will be communicated to all trusts when available.

Clinical Information

  • Product evaluations: Information was gathered through engagement with patient advocates, patients, and carers. Patient requirements were taken into consideration in the final specification and training requirements for patients and carers has been added into the framework’s specification. 53 stakeholders from a broad range of markets and different geographical representations and clinical councils were asked open ended questions which enabled us to drive change into the specification.


Ongoing work will take place with all suppliers to check stock levels and resilience in regular review meetings.

80 lines will be delisted.

See our Downloads section for the full list of delisted lines and details of all alternative products.

There are 23 suppliers in total on this framework.

This is the full list of suppliers available:

Full list

  • B Braun Medical Ltd
  • Baxter Healthcare Limited
  • Becton Dickinson UK Ltd
  • BMS Critical Care Ltd
  • Bunzl Healthcare
  • Codan Ltd
  • Crest Medical Ltd
  • Europlaz Technologies Ltd
  • Fannin UK Ltd
  • Fresenius Kabi Ltd All Routes
  • Gbuk Healthcare
  • Icu UK Medical Ltd
  • Infutech Ltd
  • IMS Euro Ltd
  • Mediplus Ltd.
  • Merit Medical UK Ltd
  • Prosum Medical Ltd
  • Rocialle
  • Smiths Medical International Ltd
  • Spirit Medical Ltd
  • Vannin Healthcare Global Ltd
  • Vygon Uk Ltd
  • Wescott Medical Ltd.

Delisted suppliers

  • Applied Medical Technology
  • Firmly Medical
  • Kimal
  • Medicina.

The framework includes the following product areas:

  • Dedicated Pump Set
  • Standard Pump Set
  • Standard Pump Set with Anti-Syphon
  • Gravity Set
  • Gravity Set with Anti-Reflux
  • TIVA (Anti-Syphon and Anit-Reflux)
  • NR Fit.


  • 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 ▼

  • Framework Matrices

    An Excel file showing the products that are included in this framework and those that have been removed.
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