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Liquid Based Cytology Systems and High-Risk HPV Testing Systems for Cervical Cancer Screening

Type: Contract Extension Reference: 2015/S 019-030175 Supply Route: Direct, eDirect
Start Date: 19 August 2019 Expiry Date: 18 August 2023

This framework starts on 19 August 2019, runs for 48 months and ends on 18 August 2023. This includes a 24 months extension.

Areas covered

This framework has been completed on behalf of the NHS Cervical Cancer Screening programme and supports the sites that have been awarded the Cervical Cancer Screening Contract from NHS England.

The scope of the framework is to cover all products used when carrying out a cervical screening test (other than microscopes). These products include all associated equipment, consumables, maintenance and technical support.
The products are broken down into two product areas;

  • LBC (Liquid Based Cytology Systems)
  • HPV (High-Risk HPV Testing Systems)

There are various options available for purchasing:

  • Capital Purchase
  • Commitment
  • Reagent Plus Rental (Reagent Rental)
  • Managed Service.

See our Downloads ▼ section for the latest Product Matrix.

The new framework includes seven incumbent suppliers and no suppliers have been delisted.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Beckton Dickinson
  • Cephied UK Ltd
  • Genmed Ltd
  • Hologic Ltd
  • Qiagen Ltd
  • Roche Diagnostics Ltd


  • 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 Customer Relationship Managers – 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 European procurement legislation.
  • Sustainable development – we are certified to ISO 140001 International Standard for Environment Management System.

Downloads ▼

  • Product Matrix

    An Excel file showing the products that are included in this framework.
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