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Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases

Framework Agreement Description 

The agreement provides a competitive framework 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.

 

Framework Agreement Information

Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases [227KB]

Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases

When does it start?
6th August 2016 until 5th August 2020


Who can take advantage?
NHS SBS Members and Associate Members


Who developed it?
A detailed procurement was run by the Health
team at NHS SBS with NHS stakeholder input for
specification and supplier evaluation. This was
supported by the Health Strategic Sourcing team at
NHS SBS.

 

What does it cover?
The agreement provides a competitive framework
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.

Why should I use it?
• COMPETITIVE RATES
Competitive prices have been established.
• QUALITY STANDARDS
The experience expertise and quality
commitment of suppliers has been assessed
during the tender evaluation. Further
performance and Trusts' satisfaction will be
monitored on an on-going basis.
• EASE OF PROCUREMENT
This framework agreement affords a faster
time to market in comparison with the time
and costs associated with a full competitive
procurement. Trusts will have the ability to
call-off urgent requirements quickly if
required or conduct mini- competitions for
more complex requirements.
• INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
Guidance on usage can advise further on
best practice, ensuring Trusts have a detailed
specification of requirement prior to
embarking on a mini-competition. NHS SBS
can facilitate the mini-competition utilising
our EU-supply. Tendering Portal, which will
afford a faster procurement and transparency.

 

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Supplier Details

Supplier

Lot

 Air Products PLC Lot 2 Bulk supply of medical gases
 Air Liquide Ltd Lot 1 Medical Gases, cylinders and rentals
 BOC Ltd Lot 1 Medical Gases, cylinders and rentals
 Lot 2 Bulk supply of medical gases

 

For Trust specific pricing from Air Liquide customers will need to supply the following information:

  • Rental quantities by product required
  • Gas/refill quantities by product required
  • Delivery addresses including post codes together with anticipated delivery frequency days

If assisted delivery is required and if so at which site?
Is there a requirement for loose cylinders and/or manifold supply?
Order method - will Trust place its own orders or will it require supply to manage order process?

 

Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

For more framework agreements see our  Framework Agreements Portfolio [305KB]

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