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Renal Replacement Therapies Services, Technologies and Consumables

Type: New Contract Reference: 2023/S 000-017117 Supply Route: Direct, eDirect
Start Date: 28 March 2024 Expiry Date: 27 March 2026

The framework starts on 28 March 2024, runs for 24 months and ends on 27 March 2026. There is the option to extend for an additional 24 months.

The framework is consolidated into three Lots to simplify procurement processes and enable greater discounts across therapy types. The scope of the framework includes Haemodialysis (in-centre / satellite), Home Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies and Apheresis. It has been expanded to include Apheresis in its entirety as opposed to just Plasma Therapies.

The products on the framework are used by renal dialysis units and nephrologists.

There are three lots on the framework:

  • Lot 1 – Dialysis Consumables and Equipment
  • Lot 2 – CRRT and Plasma Therapies Consumables and Equipment
  • Lot 3 – Managed Services.

Pricing and Savings Opportunities
The start of the framework sees an average price increase of 9% across all modalities from suppliers which will result in a cost pressure for trusts procuring via the framework. The increase is calculated based on national only pricing and is due to inflation, transport costs, material shortages and labour costs.

To help mitigate the price increase there may be opportunities for customers through:

  • Product switching
  • Collaborative discounts
  • Cross-therapy discounts
  • Commitment agreements.

Any opportunities for product switching will require clinical input and sign off due to the clinical nature of many of the products.

There are also bespoke agreements currently set up via both the direct and eDirect route of the framework.

All Customer Bespoke Agreements will continue to be supported through the framework. Suppliers have confirmed they are contacting all existing customers regarding their individual circumstances and renewal of agreements before commencement of the framework on 28 March 2024. If you have not yet heard from your provider to organise a meeting to discuss upcoming changes, please contact:

Net Zero and Social Value
From April 2022 all of our frameworks have adopted the Procurement Policy Notice 06/20. The suppliers on this framework have demonstrated their plans for:

  • Fighting climate change
  • Equal opportunity.

Sustainable opportunities/solutions/products on this framework

  • U-Drain – significantly reduces the plastic usage for patients dialysing at home. Also improves patient experience by not having to carry substantial fluid bags to be cleared out.
  • Central concentrate systems – reduces the number of plastic canisters used for acids. Larger VATS can be filled thereby reducing costs, transport, storage etc.
  • Home Haemodialysis – enabling patients to receive their dialysis at home rather than having to travel to a hospital, reduces transport costs and carbon emissions significantly. It also provides value based procurement opportunities.

We are also working with green nephrology groups and suppliers to promote and develop initiatives.

Please note:To order products available via the direct route, you will need to quote your unique reference number (URN) when you place an order with your chosen supplier. To obtain an URN please contact us to discuss your requirements at:

Customers can use the framework agreement for Direct Award or Further Competition. Our buying guide provides more information. See our Useful Links section to view the guide.

See our Downloads section for the full list of delisted lines and details of all alternative products.

There are 26 suppliers in total on the framework. This is the full list of suppliers on the framework:

Acime UK Ltd
Andrac Ltd
B. Braun Medical Limited
Baxter Healthcare Ltd
Becton, Dickinson U.K. Limited
CytoSorbents Medical UK Ltd
Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Ltd
Leib Medical Ltd
LINC Medical
Maltron International Ltd
Medica Advanced Technologies Ltd
Medical Access Ltd
MedScience Distribution Ltd
Medtronic Limited
Microbiosensor Limited
Nikkiso Belgium BV
Nikkiso Europe GmbH
Nipro Medical UK Ltd
TerumoBCT Europe NV
U-drain Ltd
Valiant Medical Ltd
VWS (UK) Ltd Trading As Veolia Water Technologies

Lot 1.1 - Dialysis Consumables and Equipment

Lot 1.2 - Home Dialysis Service

Lot 1.3 - Home Peritoneal Dialysis Service

Lot 2 - Continuous Renal Replacement (CRRT) and Plasma Therapies

Lot 3 - Managed Service


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  • Back office savings – the efficiency of our service, ranging from e-ordering to consolidated deliveries, enables significant back office savings.

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  • 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 Hospital Care and Out of Hospital Care Teams – 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 UK procurement legislation.
  • Sustainable development – we are certified to ISO 140001 International Standard for Environment Management System.

Downloads ▼

  • Framework Matrices

    An Excel spreadsheet detailing the products included and those removed from this framework.
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  • Product Matrix

    A spreadsheet showing the suppliers who provide products for each lot and sub lot