Framework Agreement Description

Contrast Media including Injectors and Associated Products

Reference: SBS 10257

The Contrast Media including Injectors and Associated Products Framework Agreement provides contrast materials for use in improving pictures of the inside of the body during medical imaging. This framework agreement covers ionic iodine and non ionic iodine for use in radiology, MRI, CT scans and x-rays

 

Framework Agreement Information

What dates is the framework agreement active?
25 March 2024 – 25 March 2028

Which organisations can use the framework agreement?
All NHS organisations across the United Kingdom

What does the framework agreement cover?
To provide a comprehensive range of contrast media products including injectors and associated products.

Lot 1: Contrast media

  • Ionic iodine-based contrast media for use in all relevant procedures
  • Non-ionic iodine-based contrast media (including high and low osmolarity) for use in all relevant procedures.
  • Paramagnetic contrast media for use in all relevant procedures.
  • Specialist contrast media products including but not limited to:
    • Contrast agents for gastro-intestinal examinations including barium sulphate (includes lower GI tract exam media)
    • Oral Contrast Media for GI tract and CT scans
    • Ultrasound contrast agents

This lot will contain the following sub lots:

    • Lot 1a CT contrast media – for all products which are used in conjunction with a CT scanner.
    • Lot 1b MRI contrast media – for all products which are used in conjunction with MRI scanners.
    • Lot 1c X-Ray contrast media – for all products used in conjunction with X-Ray equipment.
    • Lot 1d Ultrasound contrast media – for all products used in conjunction with Ultrasound equipment.

Lot 2: Injectors and associated products

  • Injectors (including service and maintenance).
  • Consumables and associated products.

What are the key benefits of the framework agreement?
DIRECT AWARD
Direct award gives freedom and flexibility for all contracting authorities to direct award to their preferred supplier(s).
FURTHER COMPETITION
Contracting authorities can run a further competition under the framework agreement to increase value.
FLEXIBILITY
Freedom and flexibility for all approved organisations to choose from the suppliers within the remit of the framework agreement.
AGILE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
Appointed suppliers can bring forward new products throughout the life of the framework agreement.
GHX/NEXUS
Ability to view suppliers through GHX/NEXUS, which supports the ordering and payment process.
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
Robust contract management and on-going performance monitoring of suppliers throughout the life of the framework will ensure KPI’s are being met by suppliers and provide customers with reassurance.
NET ZERO TARGET
Recycling of iodine and consumables is possible with certain suppliers and products on the framework agreement. This will help customers achieve their Net Zero target.

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