North of England
Commercial Procurement Collaborative


August's Contract of the Month is Transport Services for Healthcare



The Transport Services for Healthcare Framework is a multi-lot agreement that provides compliant vehicles to access high-quality and qualified providers to undertake further competitions for these services.

A range of transport services are available under the framework including services for patients and for the movement of hardware and goods, including temperature sensitive items such as samples and pharmaceutical products.

What's included

LOT 1 Patient transport services with clinical support – providing clinical support to patients whilst using the vehicle service, whether for healthcare assistants or simply an escort. 

LOT 2 Patient transport services without clinical support – for patients who do not require clinical support for their journeys to NHS healthcare facilities. The eligibility criteria of such journeys is in accordance with each Contracting Authority. 

LOT 3 Transport services (non-patient) – for the transportation of a wide range of goods to and from healthcare organisations on a scheduled and ad-hoc basis. 

LOT 4 Temperature controlled transport services – for the safe movement of specialist goods to and from healthcare organisations on a scheduled and ad-hoc basis, including specimens, pharmaceuticals and much more.


Whether moving patients, furniture or temperature controlled items trusts can be assured that the providers meet all requirements of the specification and comply with the legal requirements in terms of insurances and high standards of vehicle maintenance and cleaning. Where required providers hold CQC registration, and staff engaging with patients hold enhanced with List Checks disclosure. Providers have also been evaluated on their ability to provide management information and measures to minimise journey costs. 

Further competitions are available under this framework and save you time by avoiding the lengthy process of undertaking a full procurement exercise. 

Prices will be ascertained as part of each trust’s individual further competition. 


  • Amvale Transport Services Limited
  • Courier Logistics 
  • Delivery Direct Logistics Limited
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • G4S Forensic and Medical Services (UK) Limited
  • Medical Services Limited
  • Nipy Taxis
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 
  • SRCL Limited
  • St Johns Ambulance
  • Thames Ambulance Service

Please note: Not all suppliers are appointed to every lot. Further information can be found by clicking here.

Any questions?

Contact Michelle Walker
Category Manager 
0114 399 2016 | 07717 720 260

For more information about this contract please click here.

Written by Kate Warman