Operating (Theatre and Outpatient) Microscopes and Associated Accessories

Type: New Contract Reference: 2020/S 100-243185 Supply Route: Direct
Start Date: 4 December 2020 Expiry Date: 3 December 2022

This framework starts on 4 December 2020, runs for 24 months and ends on 3 December 2022. There is an option to extend for an additional 24 months.

Equipment Summary
Operating Microscopes are found in all operating theatres, and also can be used in an outpatient environment for small procedures and diagnosis. This framework includes Operating Microscopes and Colposcopes for most types of procedures including ENT, Neurological, Ophthalmic, Plastics, Maxillofacial, Dental and Colposcopy.

The Operating Microscopes and Associated Accessories framework has seven product categories across two Lots:

  • Lot 1 – Theatre Microscopes are microscopes that are located within an operating theatre. They utilised by the surgeons/consultants and can also be used for teaching. The Microscopes in Lot 1 cover the following disciplines: ENT, Neurological, Ophthalmic, Plastics and Maxillofacial.
  • Lot 2 – Outpatient Microscopes are microscopes that are located within an outpatient environment. These are utilised by consultants and nurses. The Microscopes in Lot 2 cover the following disciplines: ENT, Dental and Colposcopy.

Support Services
We have a dedicated team on hand to support you throughout the procurement process. Services include:

  • Arranging site visits
  • Conducting supplier presentations
  • Facilitating equipment evaluations
  • Project planning.

Ordering and Further Information
You will need to obtain a quotation through NHS Supply Chain to benefit from National Framework Agreement Pricing.

To place an order, first contact our Microscopes Team who will give you a unique reference number to detail on your purchase order which covers the required equipment.

Microscopes Team

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There are 11 suppliers on this framework, of which:

1 supplier is new to NHS Supply Chain
1 supplier is new to the framework
9 suppliers are incumbent.

Incumbent Suppliers:

  • Albert Waeschle
  • Carl Zeiss Ltd
  • DP Medical Systems Ltd
  • John Weiss & Son
  • Leica Microsystems (UK) Ltd
  • LiteOptics Ltd
  • Prescott’s Surgical Ltd
  • RB Medical Engineering Ltd
  • Sword Medical.

New suppliers to NHS Supply Chain:

  • Synaptive UK Limited.

New suppliers to the framework:

  • Sigmacon UK Limited.
Theatre Microscopes:
  • ENT Operating
  • Neurological Operating
  • Ophthalmic Operating
  • Plastics and Maxillofacial Operating.
Outpatient Microscopes:
  • Colposcope
  • Dental
  • ENT Outpatient.


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Downloads ▼

  • Product Matrix

    An Excel file showing the product matrix for this framework.