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Suction Consumables

NHS Supply Chain has successfully retendered the Suction Consumables Framework which now offers circa 1400 lines from leading suppliers.

However, as part of this tender process we have seen selected price increases.  These price increases are due to rising raw material and energy costs.  NHS Supply Chain has worked with suppliers to keep prices increases to a minimum and will continue to work with you to ensure you have opportunities to make savings.

We believe this Framework Agreement still provides value to the NHS and as soon as commodity prices allow, prices will be reduced.  To mitigate any cost pressures you may experience please see below for opportunities to make savings.  

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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%.

 

 

Key Information

Type

Extension

  • Reference2011/S 81-133249
  • Launch Date05/03/2016
  • Expiry Date02/12/2018
  • Supply RouteStocked | Blue Diamond | e-direct |
  • Areas CoveredWard Based Consumables |

Delivering value to the NHS