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Reusable Clinical Waste Containers

Type: New Contract Reference: 2021/S 000-009210 Supply Route: Direct
Start Date: 17 January 2022 Expiry Date: 16 January 2025

This framework starts on 17 January 2022, runs for 36 months and ends on 16 January 2025. There is an option to extend for an additional 12 months.

• There is one lot which encompasses the entire end-to-end service for reusable clinical waste containers.
• The framework can enable considerable reductions in single-use plastic consumption and CO2 emissions.
• The service provides a more sustainable alternative to the current single use clinical waste container.

As this is a direct framework, the buying process for this framework will be different to that of standard consumables frameworks from our Medical and Surgical Consumables page. If you have any questions, please contact your ICS Manager.

Sharpsmart are currently the only supplier on this framework.


  • 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 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 ▼

  • Buying Guide

    A PDF showing the buying guide for this framework.