Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases
Framework Agreement Description
The Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases Framework Agreement provides a competitive framework to purchase cylinders containing a variety of medical gases. Under the terms of this framework, you can access a bulk supply of medical gases, plus it covers the provision and installation of the vacuum insulated evaporator (VIE) and covers the back-up facility, rental, depreciation and maintenance of the VIE and backup. In addition, this framework agreement covers the supply of liquid oxygen.
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Framework Agreement Information
When does it start?
01 October 2021 - 30 September 2025
Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
NHS and Public Sector Organisations
What does the framework agreement cover?
The agreement provides a competitive framework agreement for clients of NHS SBS to purchase Cylinders containing a variety of medical gases. The facility exists to run mini-competitions for bulk gases and the provision and installation of the Vacuum Insulated Evaporator (VIE) and back-up facility, rental, depreciation and maintenance of the VIE and backup; in addition to the supply of liquid oxygen.
What are the benefits of using the framework agreement?
• OJEU AVOIDANCE
A compliant procurement exercise has been already undertaken to ensure that the framework agreement suppliers meet all key standards and requirements, saving valuable time and resources.
• DIRECT AWARD
Ability to directly award a contract to approved suppliers on the framework providing a timely and compliant route to market to meet your requirements.
Opportunity to run a mini-competition to meet the bespoke requirements of each organisation as well as helping to drive further competitive pricing.
• QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVISION
The experience and capability of suppliers has been robustly tested via the process to establish the framework agreement giving full confidence in the approved suppliers.
• CHOICE OF SUPPLIERS
A choice of key suppliers in the market.
• GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE
Suppliers are able to supply all regions and sub-regions of the UK.
• AGILE & INNOVATIVE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
Suppliers will be able to bring forward new products throughout the life of the agreement.
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Scope of the framework agreement: Lot Structure
|Lot 1 - Medical Gases in cylinders||Lot 2 - Bulk Gases - supply, installation and commissioning of liquid oxygen storage tanks, ancillary equipment and medical liquid oxygen including specialist gases||Lot 3 - Additional Products|
Which suppliers are on the framework agreement?