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Contract Information

Pulse Oximetry and Capnography Devices and Support Products

The renewed Pulse Oximetry framework now encompasses Capnography and will run until 31 October 2017. 

Pulse oximetry devices are used across all departments within trusts, wider community teams and GP’s practices. The expansion of the specification to include capnography supports Coroner’s reports and NICE guidelines that suggest the measurement of ETCO2 alongside SpO2 can help reduce the risk of loss of life to patients.

The measurement of ETCO2 gives a more immediate indication to the healthcare worker of respiratory problems with patients.

The SpO2 measurement is taken largely from the finger but there are a variety of sensors that can take measurement from the ear, the forehead, and the toe. For all devices with exception to the finger devices, a sensor is required to be attached the main device, and can be either single use or reusable.

Capnography measurements are taken via an airway adaptor or sample line that guides the ETCO2 to a measurement device.

New products

All new supplier products are listed on the link below and available at contract launch. The portfolio will expand by approximately 600 lines with the addition of Capnography products offering a comprehensive listing avilable from one place.


There are potential national savings of 0.4% with the largest saving being on Product FBC005 a Pulse Oximetry sensor for single use, LNOP range neonatal long adhesive sensor Non-Returnable from Masimo offering a potential saving of circa 2.8%. **

Cost Pressures

Although there are cost pressures as a result of this framework renewal the buyer is currently in discussion with the supplier to address the price increases. Any changes will be updated on this page once discussions have been completed. **

**All savings and impact information shown in this document is annualised across the framework for trust specific detail please contact your Account Manager for full product information on a line by line basis please see the download button below. 

As part of the contract renewal 14 lines are to be discontinued as the supplier did not tender for these lines.

Please see a full list by clicking the download button.

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  • Albert Waeschle  New
  • Covidien (UK) Commercial Ltd 
  • DARAY Medical New
  • Flexicare Medical New
  • GE Medical Systems Ltd 
  • Henleys Medical Supplies Limited 
  • Huntleigh Healthcare Ltd, Diagnostic Products Division 
  • Masimo Europe Limited  
  • Med matters New
  • Meditech Systems Ltd New
  • Mindray UK Ltd New
  • Philips Healthcare 
  • Physio-Control UK Sales Limited New
  • PROACT Medical Ltd 
  • ResMed (UK) Ltd New
  • SISK Healthcare Ltd T/A Cardiac Services New
  • SLE Ltd New
  • Smiths Medical International Ltd New
  • Tenacore UK Ltd New
  • Timesco Healthcare 
  • White Medical 
  • Williams Medical Supplies Ltd New

This framework is split into 2 Lots:

Lot 1 Devices

  • Finger Devices for Pulse Oximetry
  • Wrist devices for Pulse Oximetry and Capnogrpahy
  • Hand Held Devices for Pulse Oximetry and Capnogrpahy
  • Tabletop/Bedside Devices for Pulse Oximetry and Capnogrpahy

Lot 2 Consumables

  • Single use and reusable sensors for pulse oximetry
  • Sample lines and airway adaptors for capnography devices

Product Listing

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Product Matrix

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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 offer 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.
  • Public Contracts Regulations 2006 - The Framework Agreement has been procured in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. 
  • 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



  • Reference2015/S 081-143/12
  • Launch Date01/11/2015
  • Expiry Date01/10/2019
  • Supply RouteStocked | Blue Diamond | e-direct |
  • Areas CoveredWard Based Consumables |
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