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United Kingdom-Normanton: Personal care products
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Disposable and Washable Continence Care and Associated Products
The precise quantities of the products that will be required by NHS Supply Chain under the terms of this framework agreement are unknown. However, it is anticipated that initial expenditure will be approximately GBP 98 806 250 in the first year of the framework agreement (such values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement). The estimated value over the total framework agreement term of 4 years is in the region of GBP 395 225 000 excluding VAT.
Adult Disposable Continence with Integral Fixation
Various locations in UK.
This consists of the following minimum sub-lots:
Pull up pants
All in one pads
These sub-lots are then split by backing type (where applicable) then absorbency, then product size.
This framework agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for a further period of up to 24 months in addition the initial 24 months set out in the framework agreement.
Adult Disposable Continence Pads for use with Fixation Pants
Shaped pad (In male)
Fixation Pants for use with Disposable Pads
Fixation pants basic. With legs
Fixation pants comfort. Without legs
Fixation pants basic. Without legs
Fixation pants comfort. With legs.
Paediatric Disposable Continence Products
Disposable Accessory Products
Procedure pad recycled
Procedure pad virgin fluff plus absorbency
Adult Washable Continence Products
Unisex pants, protective pants
Pouch pants, full brief pant
Cotton comfy, high leg
Lace high leg
Men’s padded slip brief.
Paediatric Washable Continence Products
Drop down trainer pants
Bedtime pants, concealed brief
Drop down pants (no pad)
Pull up padded boxers.
Washable Accessory Products
Seat protector pad
Sleeping bag liner
Washable insert pad.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Only the NHS Supply Chain contract owner or delegate.
Section VI: Complementary information
Expression of interest.
— view contract notice content by clicking on the ‘View Notice’ button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document,
— express an interest by clicking on the ‘Express Interest’ button,
— to start the response process after the expression of interest has been done, select the ‘My Active Opportunities’ option and click on the ‘Apply’ button,
— select the procurement event from the list by clicking on the description,
— in the detail view click on the orange coloured ‘Framework Agreement’ button to start responding to the tender.
Header level requirements:
— applicants are required to read all framework header documents which can be accessed using the ‘NHS Sc header Documents’ button, which is located in the ‘Select Framework’ tab,
— applicants are required to upload the documents requested using the ‘Supplier Header Documents’ button,which is located in the ‘Select Framework’ tab.
Lot level requirements:
— a preview of the lot line details can be viewed using the ‘Lot Header’ tab, by selecting the lot and using the‘Lot Line Information’ button. In order to respond to a lot, Applicants must select the relevant lot and then use the ‘Express Intent’ button. This expression of intent does not place any obligation on the Applicant to respond,the action unlocks the ability to respond,
— complete price offers per line for the lot by completing the required fields for the lines the applicant wants to include in the bid using the ‘Lot Line Detail’ tab. There are a number of mandatory fields to complete on a product line basis; these are highlighted in yellow in the ‘Lot Line Detail’ tab,
— applicants are required to answer all mandatory Lot specific questions found in the ‘Lot Evaluation Criteria’tab,
— applicants are then required to click on the ‘Terms and Conditions’ button in the ‘Submit Individual Lot Response(s)’ tab to view and accept the ISS terms and conditions,
— accept the ISS ‘Terms and Conditions’ button to access this function,
— submit lot response, by clicking on the ‘Submit Response to Selected lot’ button in the ‘Submit Individual Lot Response(s)’ tab to submit response for the lot. Each lot must be submitted independently,
— applicants are able to view their submission using the ‘Supplier Submission Report’ button, found in the‘Submit Individual Lot Response(s)’ tab.
Please refer to Section III.1.1 for additional information.
The framework agreement between NHS Supply Chain and successful suppliers will reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies from suppliers not appointed to the framework agreement at its sole discretion.
Whilst it is anticipated that expenditure under any forthcoming procurement will be in the region of 395 225 000 for this contract award, this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework agreement consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.
The framework agreement will be between NHS Supply Chain and the Supplier, however:
1) NHS Supply Chain;
2) Any NHS Trust;
3) Any other NHS entity;
4) Any government department, agency or other statutory body (for the avoidance of doubt including local authorities); and/or
5) Any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector will be able to enter into a direct contract with the Supplier for any of the supplies under the framework.