Framework Agreement Description

Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases

Reference: SBS/21/BH/DYV/10040

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

What is the framework agreement duration?
01 October 2021 – 30 September 2025

Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
NHS and Public Sector Organisations

What does this 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 further 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.

The framework agreement has been structured in the following lots:

  • 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

What are the benefits of using this framework agreement?
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.

Provides a compliant route to market as well as the flexibility to direct award to a single supplier or run a further competition.

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.

A choice of key suppliers in the market.

Suppliers are able to supply all regions and sub-regions of the UK.

Suppliers will be able to bring forward new products throughout the life of the agreement.

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