Developments in AI can transform the NHS’ ability to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage disease in order to support a shift towards better prevention, health and wellbeing.  

Using AI is an enabler for rapid diagnosis via technology, which results in improved diagnosis, frees up resource, and is more efficient in both cost and resource, which leads to better patient outcomes and helps with Elective Recovery.  

Via the Artificial Intelligence (AI), Imaging and Radiotherapy Equipment, Associated Products and Diagnostic Imaging Framework Agreement, AI looks to capture methods and processes that can improve diagnostics, assist, and relieve workloads for a wide range of clinical staff. AI software allows radiology to carry on out of hours without the radiologist being on site, reducing the burden. It also covers full body scanning, with a focus on chest and head. 

The demand for diagnostic imaging is expected to increase by 10% – 12% year on year, linked to improving outcomes and increasing demands on the health service. The requirement to deliver better and faster diagnosis in an environment of increasing demand will require the NHS to increase capacity whilst working against financial constraints – this framework agreement can help you to achieve this. 

The Artificial Intelligence (AI), Imaging and Radiotherapy Equipment, Associated Products and Diagnostic Imaging Framework Agreement forms part of a wider solution designed to support elective recovery within the NHS. Find out more here. 

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.

Framework Agreement Information

What dates is the framework agreement active?
14 September 2021 –  13 September 2025

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

What does this framework agreement cover?
The Provision of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Imaging and Radiotherapy Equipment, Associated Products and Diagnostic Imaging Framework Agreement covers a broad range of areas including; AI products & services, diagnostic equipment, medical imaging equipment, dental, women’s health, urology, medical imaging storage and archiving, plus resource and performance management.

The framework agreement has been structured in the following lots:

  • Lot 1a – Artificial Intelligence Software
  • Lot 1b – Artificial Intelligence Platforms
  • Lot 3 – Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Vendor Neutral Archive
  • Lot 4 – Computerised Tomography (CT) Scanners
  • Lot 5 – Angiography/Fluoroscopy
  • Lot 6 – Bone Densitometry
  • Lot 7 – Gamma Cameras
  • Lot 8 – Mammography
  • Lot 9 – Technologies for Whole Breast Imaging
  • Lot 10 – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanners
  • Lot 11 – Mobile Image Intensifiers
  • Lot 12 – Ultrasound
  • Lot 13 – Bladder Scanners
  • Lot 14 – X-Ray General and Mobile
  • Lot 15 – Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Imaging Equipment
  • Lot 16 – Dental
  • Lot 17 – Radiotherapy
  • Lot 18 – Radiation Protection Consumables

What are the benefits of using this framework agreement?

  • Solutions are cloud hardware and software compatible.
  • All products assured to meet the relevant quality and legal standards
  • Suppliers provide advice and assurance on different delivery options to the customer with a clear assessment of each option including; practicality, timescales, cost, risk and value for money.
  • Broad scope of AI solutions provided under 18 different lots
  • Technical support available to ensure that equipment is future-proof
  • Minimum 12-month warranty
  • Direct award and further competition routes available
  • Awarded under NHS Terms & Conditions

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