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Orthotics Products and Services

Framework Agreement Description

The Orthotics Products and Services Framework has nine lots, covering Upper and Lower Body Orthoses for Adult and Paediatric patients. These will be stock products, modular products and bespoke products. The framework also covers Prosthetics in a separate lot, and Postiche (wigs) as a separate lot. The final lot covers Managed Service (full or part) and this is applicable for both Orthotics and Prosthetics.

 

Framework Agreement Information

Orthotics Products and Services [283KB]

Orthotics Products and Services

When does it start?
10 October 2016 to 09 October 2021


Who can take advantage?
Orthotists and Prosthetists; Orthotic and Prosthetic
Technicians; Orthotics and Prosthetics Service Managers;
Diabetes, Podiatry and Orthopaedic Clinicians; Procurement
Leads

 

What does it cover?
The new Orthotics Products and Services Framework is made up
of nine lots and has been procured to provide a wide scope of
compliant coverage for customers working in both Acute Trusts
and Community Healthcare settings. It offers a broad range of
products via a number of well-established suppliers as well as
newer suppliers in the orthotics products and services market.


The framework has been structured in the following lots:
• Lot 1 - Upper Body - standard stock and superior
stock products, adults only
• Lot 2 - Lower Body - standard stock and superior
stock products, adults only
• Lot 3 - Upper Body - modular and bespoke
products, adults only
• Lot 4 - Lower Body - modular and bespoke
products, adults only
• Lot 5 - Paediatric Upper and Lower Body -
standard stock and superior stock products only
• Lot 6 - Paediatric Upper and Lower Body -
modular and bespoke products only
• Lot 7 - Postiche (wigs)
• Lot 8 - Prosthetics - Adult and Paediatric - upper
and lower body - standard stock and superior
stock products
• Lot 9 - Managed Service

Why should I use it?
• OJEU COMPLIANT AND FLEXIBLE
EU legislation compliant route of purchase, giving
Trusts the flexibility to direct award or conducts
mini-competitions as required.
• CASH SAVINGS
Potential for cash savings with volume based
discounts.
• CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
A centralised agreement for direct purchase of
orthotics products and services with contract
management and supplier communication
provided.
• QUALITY FOCUSED
ISO 9001 compliant and procured with extensive
input from orthotics and prosthetics specialist
clinicians to ensure quality or products and
service.

 

Features

  • With extensive input and guidance from our in-house Clinical Advisor and clinical stakeholders specialising in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics, the new framework ensures a clinical focus and takes into account the varying requirements of clinicians working in different healthcare settings
  • A Flexible managed service option which allows customers to tailor their service requirement according to clinical and patient needs. Contact us to discuss you requirements and understand more around potential savings with this option.
  • Orthotist session fees capped which ensures Trusts are not paying higher that the market average rate.
  • Orthotist fees offered independently, which means that product does not have to be sourced through the same company to offset session fees. The customer can choose how they want to contract.
  • New areas of prosthetics and postiche covered to provide a more holistic approach to patient needs
  • Consolidates all four previous NHS SBS orthotics frameworks to a 'one stop shop' which provides easy access for customers
  • A dedicated Contract Manager is available to help you identify potential cost savings and efficiencies, resolve queries and be your first point of contact
  • Trusts have the opportunity to utilise the neutral vendor route and make potential savings through economies of scale and collaborative ordering
  • Five year framework with option to extend for a further two years, providing a potentially longer contract term for provision of a managed service
  • Offers a range of suppliers which allow customers a choice of quality products and services, while also enabling rationalisation of product ranges used in Trusts.
  • Through aggregation of spend and volume-based commitments, customers have access to greater buying power and can maximise savings potential.
  • Established route to market that is reviewed and updated which allows customers to call-off, as and when, they have requirements.
  • Flexible offering to meet multiple requirements of both the Acute, Community and Private sectors. This includes; managed service, repairs and de-contamination audit, which has not previously been covered.
  • Quality control / assurance and ethical supply chain i.e. ensuring suppliers are not using, poor quality or substandard products.
  • NHS SBS can work with Trusts to support them with their processes post evaluation, clearly specifying terms within their contract that enable Trust-led spot checks on quality, particularly if a managed service is implemented whereby the supplier's orthotist / prosthetist does the ordering.
  • If there is demand coming from suppliers in terms of pushing better products, NHS SBS can review and approve product improvements and innovations which may offer more flexible purchasing options when aligned with customer requirements.
  • Robust buying guide that links to other similar frameworks where there are synergies with supply of products; for example, diabetes support products and podiatry.

 

Framework Agreements & Support Framework Agreements & Support

Supplier Details

Supplier Name

Lot 1

Lot 2

Lot 3

Lot 4

Lot 5

Lot 6

Lot 7

Lot 8

Lot 9

 ADERANS T/A
 TRENDCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 
 BUCHANAN
 ORTHOTICS

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 
 CHRIS HANLEY &
 PARTNERS T/A CHANECO

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

 
 CHAS A BLATCHFORD
 & SONS

 

 

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

 CRISPIN ORTHOTICS

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 DJO UK

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 OPCARE

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

 OPED

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 
 OSSUR

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

x

 
 PEACOCKS MEDICAL
 GROUP

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 RSL STEEPER

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

 SALTS HEALTHCARE

 

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 TALARMADE

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 TAYCARE

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 TRULIFE

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 V-M ORTHOTICS

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Framework Contact Info Telephone

E: NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net

For more framework agreements see our  Framework Agreements Portfolio [402KB]

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