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Contract Information

Artificial Limb Components and Associated Products


The framework for Artificial Limb Components and Associated Products will renew on the 1 April 2018 and will run for 24 months until 31 March 2020, with an option to extend for an additional 24 months. Detailed below is the initial overview for the outcome of this award and is subject to change. We will continue to update this page with information over the coming weeks.

Please note: This is a direct framework agreement. Please ensure that when placing an order with your chosen supplier, please quote the framework reference number as indicated on the supplier contacts matrix which is linked below.


  • There are a total of six suppliers, three of which are new.
  • Otto Bock Healthcare Plc will not be on the new framework as they did not retender.
  • Össur UK Limited have been awarded on to the new framework.
  • There are currently over 90,000 lines on the current framework, the new framework will offer circa 50,000 lines.
  • Customers are encouraged to discuss their needs with awarded suppliers to assist with identifying alternatives and potential savings.

Area covered:

There are 12 areas in total for this framework:

  • Conventional limbs
  • Covering for artificial limbs- upper and lower limb
  • Feet and ankles
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Liners
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Elbow
  • Prosthetics socks
  • Silicone cosmesis.

The link to the Supplier Contacts Matrix is below:

Direct Supplier Contracts Matrix


  • Chas A. Blatchford & Sons Limited
  • Hugh Steeper Limited T/A Steeper
  • Medalin Limited
  • Othroeurope Limited
  • Össur UK Limited
  • Juzo UK Limited
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  • Back office savings - The efficiencies of our service, ranging from e-ordering to consolidated deliveries, enable 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 Account 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.
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  • Consultation Groups - We consult with our Consultation Groups and other relevant parties drawn from the NHS, so that we can be sure the products we are providing are fit for purpose in every way.

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 unrivalled 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.
  • Sustainable procurement - We are working to reduce our carbon emissions by 15%.

NHS Supply Chain is operated by DHL and acts as an agent of the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) in its procurement.

Key Information



  • Reference2013/S 192-330881
  • Launch Date01/04/2018
  • Expiry Date31/03/2020
  • Supply RouteDirect |
  • Areas CoveredRehabilitation and Disabled Services |
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