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 2024 with the option to extend for 12 months
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?