Framework Agreements & Support
Our extensive portfolio of framework agreements is designed to ensure ease of access and offer a compliant route to market for NHS and public sector organisations. The NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) framework contracts cover health and corporate services including IT, Legal, Estates & Facilities and Business Services.
**From 1 May 2018, all NHS SBS framework agreements are free to access.**
Our framework agreements are designed to ensure competitive pricing, helping to drive savings and improve efficiencies. Customers have the ability to directly call-off from a framework or run a mini-competition therefore allowing more flexibility. All of our frameworks offer a compliant route to market giving confidence, as well as having a comprehensive choice of suppliers and excellent geographic coverage. The NHS SBS framework agreements are easy to access and utilise. Our specialist category teams are also able to provide additional support should you require any help with developing specifications, running mini-competitions and analysing data to identify cost saving opportunities. Whatever Procurement support you need, we have flexible options and our teams are here to help.
Depending on your needs we can arrange one-off access to certain framework contracts to meet a specific demand or, alternatively, we can offer you access to our full portfolio of framework agreements, enabling you to shift away from simply buying at the lowest price and towards procurement based on total cost of ownership.
Our specialist category managers have a wealth of experience across corporate services and healthcare. The teams can provide bespoke, specialist support with running mini-competitions as well as project based work including opportunities analysis to deliver savings, improving quality and driving efficiencies.
Our Portfolio of Framework Agreements
Downloadable list of all our frameworks:13.11.2018
Corporate Framework Agreements
Access to a broad range of apprenticeship training providers, supporting employers to effectively utilise their Apprenticeship Levy
External Audit provides an independent, effective, professional and proactive audit opinion of the accounts and annual financial reports. The Internal Audit activity will evaluate and contribute to the improvement of governance, risk management and control processes. Counter Fraud Services will look to minimise the risk of corruption and fraud through the expertise of a local counter fraud specialist. The Well Led Governance Review intends to support
Bill Validation, Recovery and Compliance Services across utility, telecommunication and rent/ rate payments
The scope of the Building Management System (BMS) is to provide design, supply, install, service and maintain a computer-based control system that manages and controls but is not limited to the mechanical and electrical services of a single building, up to an entire portfolio of buildings using intelligent standalone controllers, or outstations, to accurately control plant such as boilers, pumps, fans, lights and security systems in response to changing conditions such as time, temperature and light levels
Planned maintenance, inspections, tests and certification of fabric and building elements in accordance with statutory requirements. Services include but are not limited to: Maintenance Planning, Asset data collection and management, Maintenance logbooks, Planned and reactive maintenance, Project works, Site inspections, Statutory compliance, Technical Support
SMS Managed Service, Managed Email Solutions, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System, Agent Calls, Hybrid Mail, Internet Communication
Architectural, Project Management, Civil and Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveyor, MEP Services, Principal Designer Services, Building Surveyor, Health and Safety, Environmental Consultants (incl. BREEAM), Energy Efficiency and Associated Products, Fire Safety, Ancillary Services (incl. Multidisciplinary Team)
Healthcare Business Consultancy, Leadership & Governance Strategy, Healthcare Service Business & Transformation, Healthcare Innovation & Research, Health & Community, IT Consultancy, Finance, HR, Transport & Logistics, Education, Ancillary Consultancy Services
Digital Dictation, Speech Recognition, Outsourced Transcription Services and Managed Service option
White goods/TV and AV/Soft Furnishing and Office Furniture under this agreement
A comprehensive catalogue of electrical sundries and components products and associated provision of advice and support for said products.
This agreement includes cleaning, catering, laundry, security services, asbestos removal, grounds & garden work, lift maintenance, PAT testing, window cleaning, health & safety compliance, portering, water treatment, pest control and a fully managed service element
Savings on fuel purchases, Significant reduction in administration time and paperwork, Purchasing restrictions and driver/vehicle-specific cards, VAT approved invoices outlining all transactions, Full Management information, view all transactions, Simple payment solution for drivers, no submitting expenses claims, Consolidated invoices, allowing for increased PO coverage as per the Lord Carter report, Employees don't have to submit expense claims, The price of the fuel will either on the basis of pump price at the time of fuelling or via wholesale basis using a universally accepted index, Suppliers offer individual benefits which can be discussed with the suppleirs on a case by case basis.
This agreement includes 85 different suppliers across 45 different lots, covering everything from building management systems and removal services; to fire safety equipment and training; electrical sundries and components, to catering equipment maintenance, measured term contracts and a fully managed service element
Core Healthcare Clinical Information Systems, Integrated Emergency Care Systems, Theatre Systems, Child Health, Maternity Systems, Electronic Prescribing Systems
Provision of a multi-disciplinary consultant let service, Triage and clinical assessment of patients, Clinically appropriate diagnostics and treatment (excluding surgical interventions beyond day surgery), Provision of onward referral or discharge, Follow up appointments, Service delivery on site
Face to Face (spoken language), British Sign Language, Telephone Interpreting, Document Translation, and a 'One Stop Shop'
Laptops, Tablets, Specialist clinical IT hardware, Printers, Green IT, Deployment Services, Medical grade monitors, third-party warranty provision, provides a 'one-stop shop'
Servers and related products and services, Storage, Switches, Networking, Virtualization, Platforms and Management, CALS, Environment Specific Application Software, Back up & recovery, Application Virtualization and validation, Session Broker, VDI Connection, Protocol, Profile and Data Redirection, Other third party software including niche and bespoke software
The NHS SBS / Lexmark agreement enables access to the Healthcare Content Management Systems framework agreement let by The Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services
Active and reactive building, electrical, mechanical, painting and decorating work, planned maintenance and minor alterations and improvements works. General works of a maintenance and refurbishment nature including small - medium capital works schemes, orders to include single works trades to multiple trades
A computerised system for increasing the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of prescribing, available as a complete off the shelf package
The NHS SBS Modular Buildings Framework is the only national agreement of its type, covering offsite building solutions for purchase, hire and lease. The Framework offers on average 5% savings when compared to purchasing solutions direct
NHS Governance and Public Law, Primary Care Services, Healthcare Law, Mental Health Law, Employment Law, Contract and Commercial Law, Property Law, Construction Law, Telecommunications and Ecommerce, Corporate Finance and PFI/PPP, Multi-Disciplinary Project Support
Document Storage and Retrieval, Box/File Handling Services, Transition from incumbent provider, Scanning, End-of-life disposal, Document Management System, Electronic Document Records Management Systems (EDRMS)
The scope of the services include but not limited to:
Manned Guarding (Incl Static and mobile patrols), Key Holding and Alarm Response, Install of Intruder and Hold-up Alarms, Alarm Receiving Centres and Remote Video Receiving Centres, Install of CCTV Cameras and systems, CCTV Monitoring and Management, Access Control Systems, Fire Alarms, Servicing, Testing, Emergency Light Testing, Lone Working Devices- Staff Call Systems, Sniffer Dogs, Total Integrated Security
Staff Uniforms, Footwear, Personal Protective Clothing
Statutory Inspections: An annual programme of statutory inspections to ensure all equipment receives the required inspections at the correct time. Inspections can be made for a vast array of areas for example electrical equipment, disabled access to buildings, CCTV, emergency lighting, fire doors and water hygiene.
Electronic Assistive Technologies, Alarm Technologies & Services, Continuous Monitoring Services, Scheduled Remote and On Demand Services
Non-medical, non-clinical temporary and fixed-term staff to the NHS and public bodies
Train travel, Travel cards, Air Travel, Hotel Booking, Conference Booking, Meeting Room Booking
Lease Car Scheme via salary deduction, salary sacrifice or outright lease, Transport Fleet Vehicle Management, Grey Fleet Management, Electronic Expenses, Insurance Mediation, accident management and claims administration, Supply of vehicles on contract hire and other funding arrangements, using multiple suppliers, Lease or hire of vehicles.
Ward Equipment, Bedside Furniture and Equipment, Non-Medical Theatre Equipment, Shelving and Racking
Clinical waste (pharmaceutical, anatomical, sharps), domestic waste (hazardous non-medical, metals) and managed service offering 'Total Waste Management'
The framework has been built to deliver a high quality multi-disciplinary Occupational Health & Wellbeing service, to include a full range of core services and offering SEQOHS (Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service) accredited service
Health Framework Agreements
Wound and skin care, specialist burns and scar products, haemostats, and all types of bandages. Offerings from 43 key suppliers and supported by separate delivery framework enabling end to end solution
Independent and bespoke web based ordering process to complement a trust's agreed Advanced Woundcare formulary and associated consumables products/medical devices. Service includes an accompanying supply chain route which ensures an efficient and safely governed delivery of products following a clinical assessment
Framework to provide for Clinical Radiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Interventional Cardiology, and Cardiac Surgery Vascular Grafts, Embolectomy Catheters, Carotid Shunts, Patches & Felts, Valvutomes, Vein Strippers and Miscellaneous Items. This framework is covered by 37 Suppliers
Daily living equipment, Continence provision, Wheelchair products and services, Beds and mattresses products and services, Moving and handling equipment ( Lifts and hoists), IT System - Asset register and management, Community managed service
Contrast Media, Contrast Injectors Ancillaries / Associated products
A range of dental equipment including Autoclaves Sterilisers, Cabinetry, Compressors, Suction Equipment, X-ray, Microscopes, Patient Sedation, Scalers, Spittoons, Dental Chairs and Units. Consumable products include General Hygiene, Impressions, Restorative Products, X-ray, Matrix Items, Preventions, Lining & Cements, Orthodontic Products, Finishing and Polishing, Surgical and Filling Materials and General Consumables
Framework Agreement designed to provide Diabetic Support products including insulin pumps, monitors and consumables. Podiatry products (packs and single products) which support the treatment of the high risk foot have also been included within this agreement to holistically support this disease area. This framework is covered by 13 Suppliers
Flexible and rigid Endoscopes such as an Arthroscope, Laparoscope, Hysteroscope, Cystoscope, Bronchoscope, Sinuscope, Foetoscope, Neurosurgical endoscope, Resectoscope, ENT Endoscope, Anal/Rectal Scope, Bariatric Scope, Stone punch, Amnioscope. This framework also has Lots for Maintenance of Endoscopes, Decontamination of Endoscopes and also Managed Equipment Services. This framework is covered by 27 Suppliers
Framework Agreement designed to provide Catheters, Biopsy, Dilatation, Diathermy, Ligation, Guidewires, Retrieval, Cytology, Sphinctertone, Stents, Capsule Endoscopy, Coils, Valves, Markers, Brushes, ERCP, Gastric, and Specialist Stents. The framework is covered by 17 Suppliers
Currently tendering for a renewal of the existing agreement
Delivery service providing HIV medication to patients in their own home or an agreed safe and designated place. Sole supplier provides a service to customers within a North West Pharmacy group
Neutral Wholesale Services sole award to Squadron Medical enabling Trusts to consolidate orders to one supplier who will then deliver and invoice in the same consolidated fashion, reducing admin and giving Trusts the benefit of efficiency savings. Deliveries straight to the requisitioning point reducing the burden on Receipt & Distribution departments. Consultancy lot with a number of suppliers. Inventory Management Software and Inventory Management Hardware lots (sole award to Omnicel)
Covers advice in regards to the lease of equipment that includes but it not limited to Medical Equipment, Vehicles, Office and IT. Also Portfolio Reviews, Lease Procurement, Lease Adjustment, Lease Comparison and Option Appraisal, Formation of specialised leases, Lease Replacement planning and Maintenance renewal solutions
Sutures, Surgical Mesh, Theatre Protective Clothing, Examination Gloves, Surgical Gloves, Drapes and Gowns
Airway management; suction catheters, Chest Drainage, would drainage, autologous blood, suction liners
Needle free connection systems, Blood connection systems, Blood lancets, Central venous catheters, Clinical waste containers, IV cannula, IV dressings, Syringes and needles (pre-filled syringes), Enteral feed consumables
Bulk and Medical Gases in Cylinders. The facility exists to run mini-competitions for Bulk Gases for Member Trusts including the provision and installation of the Vacuum Insulated Evaporator and back-up facility, rental, depreciation and maintenance of the VIE and backup; in addition to the supply of liquid oxygen
Radiology Equipment and Ultrasound Machines under this agreement
This framework agreement covers managed services for clinical or non-clinical requirements that are not tied to a particular original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The service offering includes but is not limited to Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, Cath Labs, Pathology, Point of Care, Surgery, Endoscopy, IM&T, IT Control Systems, Facilities Management, Renal inpatient clinic and Home service requirements as appropriate
This framework agreement covers an assortment of Ophthalmology Equipment and Consumable products including - Intraocular lenses including preloaded and standard; Phacoemulsification machines and consumables; Other Phacoemulisification accessories, consumables or instruments and equipment; Ophthalmic visco elastic devices (OVD's), solutions and dyes; Procedure packs -standard packs and bespoke packs; Glaucoma implants; Instruments - reusable; Instruments single use; Accessories - includes all accessories and consumables; Ocular and Orbital implants and accessories. The framework also covers Managed Equipment Services
A comprehensive range of Orthopaedic Products covering Orthopaedic Implants, Arthroscopy, Power Tools and Consumables and Ultra sound Long Bone Healing products providing a total Orthopaedics agreement
9-Lot framework 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
A comprehensive range of Patient Connected Equipment to cover clinical Specialities and Therapeutic treatments from basic bedside devices to high end navigation and guidance system. The Framework contains 20 Lots offering equipment and consumables suited to a specific speciality or clinical area and a Managed Services Lot to provide a range of innovative financing models to procure equipment, re-design service delivery upgrading both equipment and Estate facilities
Decontamination of Single use nail nipper, Fine nipper, Podiatry packs, Podiatry instruments, Nail surgery packs and logistics services
The framework covers 7 Lots as below:
Comprehensive range of polythene bags and aprons with a wide variety of sizes, colours and microns. 7 awarded suppliers across 5 different lots
The framework provides a readily available source in order for customers to purchase Procedure Packs. This will include the supply of standard procedure packs and a platform for trusts to develop customised packs with a selection of providers. Ward and community based packs are included within the new framework. In addition there is a managed service provision/service provider which will enable customers to work with a limited range of suppliers to determine the type of service required
Offer a comprehensive range of products that will prevent Patients across all care settings from falling, give early warning of an imminent fall or reduce the impact of falls.
The framework covers Radiopharmaceutical Kits, Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals, Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals, Technetium Generators, Krypton Generators and other products
This framework agreement is to enable member trusts to procure an assortment of Renal Haemodialysis Equipment and Consumable products. The products available on this framework include Renal Haemodialysis consumables - Dialysers, Sodium Bicarbonate, Blood Lines and Sets, Needles, Cleaning Cartridges etc. Renal Haemodialysis equipment - haemodialysis machines, water treatment machines and other associated machines and accessories
Robotic surgical systems consist of robotic arms with laparoscopic instruments, where doctor sits a few feet away from operating table at a computer console viewing 3D visual of operating region. One unit refers to one robotic surgical system. Market predictions for sales growth of Robotic assistance for Intuitive is a 20% increase as more systems are employed across a wider range of clinical specialities. This project will help all our members to minimize the lead time to resource the equipment. At the moment the market is demanding a new generation of robotic surgeries. This Framework will include the following items: Robotic Surgery, Related services and consumables and route to market to a managed service.
This framework agreement will provide for services including Sleep Apnoea; Asthma and COPD Support; Smoking Cessation; products to support respiratory therapy either within an acute or community setting; Managed service provision; Home delivery provision
Made up of seven Lots and has been designed 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 new entrants in the Surgical Instrumentation market
This contract enables clinicians to select a treatment option/ system following clinical assessment which includes: Topical Negative Pressure systems and accessories, single use kits, and a choice of either foam or gauzed based dressings. The selection of the system and dressing type should be made with reference to current treatment pathways and in conjunction with a Trust's local policy
Route to market to provide a range of Disinfection Decontamination Machines. Aim of this procurement is to support and work with trusts to comply with best practice guidance on the decontamination of Ultrasound Probes
Catheter Valves, Sheath Systems, Urine Drainage (including 2 litre drainage bags, 500ml leg bags and urine meters), Foley Catheters and Supra Pubic Catheter Set(s), Nelaton and Intermittent Catheters, Faecal Management, Lubricant and Anaesthetic Gels, Bladder Irrigation, Accessories, Dispensing Appliance Contractor Service (DACS)
This framework covers DVT prevention products including; VTE Compression Devices, with options for foot, calf and thigh compressions and Anti-embolism stockings, knee and thigh length and gripped options available