Framework Agreement Description

Acute and Community Health and Social Care Equipment Products and Services

Reference: SBS10015

The Acute and Community Health and Social Care Equipment Products and Services Framework Agreement was procured mainly for use in a community setting, however it also contains aspects which can be of use for the acute and mental health setting. The framework agreement offers a broad range of medical products and services amongst seven lots. This includes the provision of acute beds and mattresses, and community beds and mattresses, wheelchairs, daily living aids, and moving and handling equipment (lifts and hoists). It also offers a wraparound managed service lot for the community setting and a continence home delivery service.

This framework agreement was procured in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015. This framework agreement remains a compliant route to market under the new Health Care Services (Provider Selection Regime) Regulations 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the team.

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Framework Agreement Information

What is the framework agreement duration?
01 January 2022 – 31 December 2025
(with the option to extend for a further 12 months)

Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
Acute and Community NHS settings and other Public Sector Organisations

What does this framework agreement cover?
The Acute and Community Health and Social Care Equipment Products and Services Framework Agreement offers a broad range of medical products and services amongst seven lots, including the provision of beds/mattresses for both acute and community, wheelchair products and services, continence home delivery, daily living aids and moving and handling equipment (lifts and hoists). The framework agreement has been awarded to a wide breadth of suppliers including well established market leaders and new entrants.

The framework agreement has been structured in the following lots:

  • Lot 1: Daily Living Equipment
  • Lot 2: Continence Home Delivery Provision
  • Lot 3: Wheelchair Products and Services
  • Lot 4: Community Beds and Mattresses Products and Services. Rental and Lease options
  • Lot 5: Acute Beds and Mattresses Products and Services. Rental and Lease options
  • Lot 6: Moving and Handling Equipment
  • Lot 7: Managed Services (Lots 1 – 6) and Integrated Community Equipment Services (ICES)

What are the benefits of using this framework agreement?
CLINICALLY COMPLIANT AND FOCUSED

  • MDA/DB2003 (06) Cleaning and decontamination of medical and loan equipment
  • MDD/93/42/EEC medical devices directive

CASH SAVINGS
Volume-based and commitment discounts

DIRECT AWARD OR FURTHER COMPETITION
Provides a compliant route to market as well as the flexibility to direct award to a single supplier or run a further competition.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
NHS SBS can manage the further competition documentation, as well as provide extra guidance & support.

MANAGED SERVICE
Managed Services (Lots 1 – 6) and Integrated Community Equipment Services (ICES)

CAPITAL EQUIPMENT PURCHASE
Provides a comprehensive range of equipment for use across all clinical settings in a single framework agreement.

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