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Pre Operative Skin Preparation

Type: Contract Extension Reference: 2019/S 158-390036 Supply Route: Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 9 March 2020 Expiry Date: 8 March 2024

The framework for Pre Operative Skin Preparation starts on 9 March 2020, runs for 48 months and ends on 8 March 2024. This includes a 24 month extension.

The products are all used as part of the prepping process prior to surgery, for example shaving the patient, marking the patient, and cleaning the hands of the medical staff.

Areas covered

There are four product areas on this framework:

  • Lot 1 – Clippers (now includes clipper heads)
  • Lot 2 – Razors
  • Lot 3 – Scrub Brushes
  • Lot 4 – Skin Markers

For further information please contact your NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager.

There are 16 suppliers in total on this framework:

  • 3M United Kingdom PLC
  • Becton Dickinson UK Limited
  • Bunzl Retail & Healthcare Supplies Limited
  • Fannin Limited
  • Henry Schien UK Holdings Limited
  • Hospital Services Limited.
  • HPC Healthline UK Limited
  • Iskus Health UK Limited
  • Medi-Inn UK Limited
  • Medline Industries Limited
  • O&M Halyard UK Limited
  • P3 Medical Limited
  • PDI Limited
  • Surgical Holdings
  • Valley Northern Limited.
  • Viomedex Limited.
  • There are 61 product lines on the framework.
  • There are a greater number of suppliers and products on this new framework offering customers more choice and helping to ensure continuity of supply.


  • 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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