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April's Contract of the Month is Topical Negative Pressure Devices and Related Consumables

01/04/2017

Lots included

Lot 1 – Large Devices
Lot 2 – Portable Devices
Lot 3 – Single Patient Use Devices
Lot 4 – Wound Irrigation Systems
Lot 5 – Consumables

Benefits include

  • Options to buy or rent machines
  • Wide range of machines available via the appointed suppliers
  • Ability to select supplier/machine based on clinical/patient need and benchmarking (please contact NOE CPC for details)
  • All machines comply with all relevant standards
  • Potential for savings against “standard” pricing
  • Potential for additional savings via volume breaks based on cumulative spend (so all framework users benefit)
  • Ongoing support and advice from NOE CPC throughout the life of the framework agreement

Potential savings

  • Potential for savings against “standard” pricing
  • Potential for additional savings via volume breaks based on cumulative spend (so all framework users benefit)

Savings potential will be explored with you at the benchmarking stage based on your current annual use of
machines/consumables.

Benchmarking output will be presented to you in summary format to show if it presents a saving or additional cost.

Other costs/variables/options

In addition to the price per unit/machine/device there are other variables which some suppliers have catered for in their offerings. These include (depending on the supplier):

  • Cumulative volume discounts (available to all framework users when hit)
  • Local discounts based on number of devices purchased/rented at local level
  • Maintenance
  • Training
  • Warranties
  • Reductions for prompt payment of invoices

The benchmarking process will not include the variables shown above.

We will include with benchmarking outcomes an accompanying note per supplier benchmarked against which
explains any relevant variables so you may take them in to account with your decision making.

Suppliers

  • Aspen Medical Europe Limited
  • ConvaTec Limited
  • Iskus Health UK Limited
  • KCI Medical Limited
  • NEXA Medical Limited
  • T J Smith and Nephew Limited
  • Talley Group Limited

Any questions?

Contact Andy Machin,
Interim Procurement Specialist
andy.machin@noecpc.nhs.uk
0114 399 2011

For more information about this framework please click here.

Written by Andy Machin