This framework starts on 2 April 2021, runs for 24 months and ends on 31 March 2023.
This framework is for the supply of Medical Hollowware products, both disposable and reusable used across all departments within the NHS such as Central Sterilization Services Departments, General Wards and Care for the Elderly.
There are three Lots on this new framework:
- Lot 1: Disposable Patient Hollowware – bowls, pots, pot lids, kidney dishes, jugs, gallipots, medicine spoons, denture containers and lids, sputum containers and lids, medicine pots.
- Lot 2: Reusable Trays & Accessories – instrument trays, instrument tray lids, traceability tags, silicone inserts, instrument containers, jugs.
- Lot 3: Reusable Patient Hollowware – bowls, pots, pot lids, kidney dishes, jugs, gallipots, medicine spoons, denture containers and lids, sputum containers and lids, medicine pots.
The supply routes are Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect, and Direct Rental.
Ten product codes will be delisted on 29 March 2021, of which:
- Six NPCs have no alternatives mapped because some of the consumables only work with the same supplier’s pump. Where applicable on items such as gauze alternatives have been added.
- No NPCs have direct alternatives.
- Four NPCs have indirect alternatives.
See our Downloads ▼ section for details of the products removed from our catalogue.
There are three suppliers in total on this framework, of which:
- Genmed Enterprises is new to the framework
- Unisurge and Warwick Sasco are incumbent to the framework.
There are 69 product codes in this framework with 19 product codes being added in the framework renewal.
See our Downloads ▼ section for details of the products available on this framework.
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