NHS Supply Chain issues £500 million contract notice for MedTech dynamic purchasing system agreement

NHS Supply Chain has issued a £500 million contract notice for a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Agreement to help bring MedTech products to market, focusing on offering a route to market for innovative products and enabling access to products and associated services that are “of an innovative nature” and “would not normally be available”.

Defining innovative products as “novel or iterative and meets an unmet need or provides improvements upon existing models of care with the end-goal of benefiting the system, patients and/or care providers”, NHS Supply Chain shares further contract objectives including providing a compliant route to NHS market which can help to reduce barriers to entry and time to market, and to enable early access to innovative tech.

Categories covered by the proposed DPS include orthopaedics, trauma and spine, ophthalmology, audiology, cardiology, and minimally invasive surgery.

The value of the framework is listed as £500 million. The proposed start and end dates are the 3rd of January 2024 to 2 January 2031, with the DPS Agreement running for an initial term of 12 months with the option to extend for a further six years or “until the published value has been exceeded of approximate spend” of £500 million.

To learn more about the notice, please click here.

In other procurement news, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership has published a prior information notice for a digital therapy programme for Powys Teaching Health Board, worth an estimated £1,221,032, with the notice intended to help the Health Board learn what is possible and available in the market as it shapes strategy and requirements.

Elsewhere, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde published a contract notice for a neonatal intensive care cloud-based electronic patient record system that “will have the ability to adapt with the ever-changing technology advances in neonatal care”, helping to reduce manual work and paper usage.