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Cleaning Supplies Equipment & Associated Products

The framework for Cleaning Supplies Equipment and Associated Products Lots 1-4 only, renewed on the 1 November 2017 and will run for 24 months ending 31 October 2019 with an option to extend for an additional 24 months. Lots 1-4 include the products; Mops and Handles (Non Microfibre), Ancillary Cleaning Products, Launderable Microfibre Products and Systems and Non Launderable Microfibre Products and Systems.

Please note: This complete framework will be staggered in its launch, due to the number of additional lots being brought onto this framework and the dates of their previous expiry. Chlorine Tablets and Granules (lot 12) launched 1 September 2017. All remaining lots will be launched from 1 February 2018.

Lots to follow in February will be:

  • Lot 5 - Spill Kits
  • Lot 6 - Electrical Cleaning Equipment
  • Lot 7 - Colour Coded Cloths
  • Lot 8 - Domestic Gloves
  • Lot 9 - Domestic Cleaning Chemicals
  • Lot 10 - Dosing System Cleaning Chemicals
  • Lot 11 - Higher Level Disinfectants
  • Lot 12 - Chlorine Tablets and Granules
  • Lot 13 - Scouring Pads

Detailed below is the initial overview for the outcome of this award and is subject to change.

  • The previous framework for products included in lots 1-4, offered 278 product lines.
  • An additional 105 new products have been added.
  • Three suppliers will not be on the new framework - Vikan, Ramon and Empress Garland
  • All of the previous suppliers will remain.
  • In addition there will be six new suppliers, creating an increased level of competition, driving down prices and delivering a greater choice to customers.
  • Overall price increases on this framework are estimated at circa - £15,520.

*The product list reflects products available at time of publication, further products may be added, please check NHS Catalogue for up to date information.

Discontinued lines

  • There will be a total of 115 NPC codes delisted from this framework for products included in lots 1-4.
  • 84 products have an alternative available and these can be found in the attached spreadsheet.
  • In some cases these may be an indirect alternative due to a unit of issue change.
  • 31 of these products do not have an alternative available.

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  • Vermop UK Ltd
  • Wecovi Ltd
  • Nationwide Hygiene
  • Supplies Ltd
  • Decitex
  • Lot 1 - Mops and Handles (Non Microfibre)
  • Lot 2 - Ancillary Cleaning Products
  • Lot 3 - Launderable Microfibre Products and Systems
  • Lot 4 - Non Launderable Microfibre Products and Systems

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    Key Benefits
    • 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 efficiencies of our service, ranging from e-ordering to consolidated deliveries, enable 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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



    • Launch Date01/11/2017
    • Expiry Date31/10/2019
    • Supply RouteStocked | Blue Diamond | e-direct |
    • Areas CoveredClinical |
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