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Contract Information Update - Office Supplies and Solutions – Copier Paper and Card (Lot 1)

Overview

The new framework for Paper and Card went live on 1 September 2017 and will run for 12 months until 31 August 2018 with an option to extend for an additional 36 months.

Changes as result of this tender process have not yet taken effect, as we were able to provide a continuation of supply and pricing on these products. Therefore there has so there has been no impact to customers to date.

From 1 March 2018 there will be a number of product changes, delists and price changes. Detailed below is the initial overview for the outcome of this award which is subject to change. We will continue to update this page with information over the coming weeks with all relevant details.

Area covered:

The new framework is broken down into the following areas:

  • Lot 1 - Copier Paper and Card
    (Please note that this lot was awarded separately to Office Supplies and Solutions Lots 2-7).

Summary:

Products

  • There are 170 new products being added to this framework.

Suppliers

  • There are now a total of five suppliers on this framework, previously sole award to Premier Paper Group Limited.

Price Increases

  • Overall savings are available where customers switch their paper usage to the direct alternative stocked products. However, this may change at an individual trust level depending on individual trusts previous purchasing history. Individual trust impact analysis will be available, please contact your Account Manager to understand how your trust has been affected.
  • Where customers continue to purchase products from Premier Paper Group Limited, which will still be available but now through the blue diamond supply route, prices will be increasing as a consequence of this re-tender due to market conditions. Nationally, price increases are estimated at circa £400,000.

Alternatives

  • All delisted lines will have direct alternatives in place, with the same specification and grammage.

To enable potential savings opportunities a Product Match Matrix is linked below for your reference:

Product Match Matrix

Next Step: If you have any further questions around this framework, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

* Please note all details and figures are subject to change and final versions will be communicated to you at a later date.

Delisted Lines

  • A total of 38 NPC’s will be delisted; all Premier Paper Group Limited current stocked items will be delisted, all with direct alternatives available. All of the Premier Paper Group Limited products will remain available on the blue diamond route with new NPC’s at a higher price and different unit of issue.
  • All Premier Paper Group Limited current stocked items will be delisted, all with direct alternatives available. All of the Premier Paper Group Limited products will remain available on the blue diamond route with new NPC’s at a higher price.

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Suppliers

  • Antalis Limited
  • Complete IT Systems Limited
  • Elliott Baxter & Company Limited
  • Lyreco UK Limited
  • Premier Paper Group Limited
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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

Type

New

  • Reference2013/S 064-107384
  • Launch Date01/09/2017
  • Expiry Date31/08/2018
  • Supply RouteStocked | Blue Diamond |
  • Areas CoveredOffice Solutions |
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