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Hot and Vending Beverages

This contract covers a large range of hot and vending products, ranging from brand names, to low cost products and including fair trade and ethically sourced products.

The framework covers three areas;

  • Hot Beverages
    Including loose ingredients to accommodate ward and back of house requirements such as: Tea bags (including specialist fruit teas) - caffeinated and decaffeinated, coffee granules and powder - caffeinated and decaffeinated, drinking chocolate, soluble/single serve consumables with the option to extend the range and react to market requirements.  
  • Vending Consumables
    Including vending consumables to accommodate vending requirements, as well as ward level offerings (including in-cup range for ward trollies) such as: In-cup teas - caffeinated and decaffeinated, in-cup coffees - caffeinated and decaffeinated, in-cup soups and specialist drinks (beef flavouring etc.), in-cup drinking chocolate and whole bean consumables with the option to extend the range and react to market requirements.  
  • Vending Equipment
    Ward beverage trolleys and table top hot drinks machines to complement the hot beverage and vending consumable offering.  For information on the solutions available, to arrange trials and quotations or to place an order please contact Seb Spencer - seb.spencer@supplychain.nhs.uk for a unique reference number.

Please see link to our full product listing below. 

For further information on the framework please contact your NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

Suppliers

  • Aimia Foods
  • Autobar Vending Services Limited
  • BGL Rieber Limited
  • Blakemore Wholesale
  • Bridge Valley Coffee & Tea Limited
  • Burlodge Limited
  • Eden Springs UK Limited
  • Fine Foods International Limited
  • LTT Vending Limited
  • Mars Drinks UK Limited
  • Mondelēz UK
  • Nestle Professional
  • Refreshment Systems
  • Single Source Limited
  • Tata Global Beverages
  • Typhoo Tea Limited
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Vivreau Limited.

Product Categories

  • Hot Beverages
    Including loose ingredients to accommodate ward and back of house requirements such as:  Tea bags (including specialist fruit teas) - caffeinated and decaffeinated, coffee granules and powder- caffeinated and decaffeinated, drinking chocolate, soluble / single serve consumables  with the option to extend range and react to market requirements.  
  • Vending Consumables
    Including vending consumables to accommodate vending requirements, as well as ward level offerings (including in-cup range for ward trollies) such as: in-cup teas - caffeinated and decaffeinated, in-cup coffees - caffeinated and decaffeinated,  in-cup soups and specialist drinks (beef flavouring etc.), in-cup drinking chocolate, whole bean consumables with the option to extend range and react to market requirements.  
  • Vending Equipment
    Ward beverage trolleys and table top hot drinks machines to complement the hot beverage and vending consumable offering. 
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Key Benefits
  • Leading suppliers on contract - Providing enhanced range and value from a single source.
  • Batch tracking - Providing product traceability.

Transactional reporting

  • Helping your trust to maximise continued and sustainable category savings and improvements. You can view current and historical purchasing data by product code level, requisition point and e-class level; to help monitor usage, spend trends and forecasting. Reports can be exported into excel format for ease of use.
  • Deliveries picked and packed to requisition point - Saving you valuable time distributing items throughout your trust.
  • Materials management - Our eDC system is available to help manage your store room stock levels and automate replenishment.

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 choice

  • Choice of brands from a single source - Providing you with one of the UK’s widest choice of healthcare product and brands from a single source, reducing your trust admin - helping you save time and money.

More value

  • Economies of scale - Biggest does not always mean best, but in the case of NHS Supply Chain having a national operation with seven distribution centres means we can offer the service and purchasing power that local NHS trusts deserve.
  • 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.
  • Clinical Nurse Advisors - Our team of trained Clinical Nurse Advisors are available to support you and your trust.
  • Healthcare Services Team - The Healthcare Services team develop the future strategies for the Acute and Community market sectors, ensuring the right services and support are in place to meet your needs.
  • 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 meet with 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
  • Data safety sheets - Full documentation for safety is easily accessed through our online catalogue.
  • 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 (BSA) in its procurement.

Savings opportunities
Key Information

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Extension

  • Reference
  • Launch Date01/01/2017
  • Expiry Date30/09/2018
  • Supply RouteDirect | Stocked | e-direct |
  • Areas CoveredCatering |
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