Plastic Polymer Products

Type: Contract Extension Reference: 2017/S 001-001091 Supply Route: Stocked, eDirect
Start Date: 5 February 2018 Expiry Date: 21 August 2021

This framework starts on 5 February 2018, runs for 43 months and ends on 21 August 2021. This includes a 18 months extension.

*Extension taken in adherence with Procurement Policy Note 01/20: Responding to Covid-19.

Please Note:
This launch relates to the below product areas only. Polymer Products 2017 has been covered off separately and was launched in March 2017.


  • Sphere Jetsac will no longer be on the new framework.
  • There is one new supplier on this framework- Gama Healthcare Ltd.


  • Overall National savings are estimated at £80,709. There will be some price increases and some savings. Please speak to your Account Manager to see how this affects your trust.
  • Please Note: Full information will be provided, including delist trust impact analysis and a revised product list, by the end of April.

See our Downloads ▼ section for the latest Product Listings.

There are no immediate delisted lines on this framework. However, the products listed below will be discontinued, with alternative products put in place (estimate - from June 2018). Continuity of supply of existing products will remain in place until that point.

Please note: the alternative replacement lines will be available to order by mid/end June 2018 once current stock has been depleted and new stock is in place.

Delisted NPC Replacement / alternative NPC
KFD007 KFD266
KFD009 KFD267
KFD011 KFD265
KFD028 KFD268
MVH005 MVH030
MVH010 MVH032
MVH085 MVH031
MVP500 MVP000
  • British Polythene Ltd
  • Eximex UK Ltd
  • GAMA Healthcare Ltd
  • GV Health Ltd
  • Slik-Pak Ltd.

Areas covered

  • Lot 1 - Black domestic waste bags
  • Lot 2 - Soluble laundry bags perforated
  • Lot 3 - Specimen and resalable bags
  • Lot 4 - Body bags
  • Lot 5 - Laundry bags
  • Lot 6 - Printed white clear and coloured bags
  • Lot 7 - Specialist items nine lines:
    • MVN003 - Mattress disposal bag
    • MVN485 - Tiger stripe bag
    • MVN486 - Tiger stripe bag
    • BTB000 - Tabard polythene
    • BTB007 - Apron polythene purple anti-static
    • MVN453 - Bag cytotoxic purple
    • BTB029 - Apron unisex laminated knee length disposable
    • BTB053 - Tabard polythene
    • MVN455 - Bag clinical waste polythene orange.

There are 33 products included as part of the NCP initiative within this framework. Categories include:

  • Alginate stitch laundry bags
  • Black domestic waste bags
  • Body bags
  • Perforated fully dissolvable laundry bags
  • Printed white clear and coloured bags
  • Resealable and pharmacy bags
  • Specialist items.
We are currently working with suppliers to introduce a range of perforated fully soluble laundry bags within the lifetime of the framework to give greater choice to our customers.


  • 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.

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  • Product Listing

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