NHS Shared Business Services has awarded a contract for a framework agreement around the supply and maintenance of audio-visual solutions and integrated operating theatres, aiming to help connect operating theatres with multi-disciplinary teams for specialist collaboration across multiple sites as well as providing provision for patient check-in, patient entertainment and digital signage solutions.
23 suppliers in total are named on the new framework agreement, which will be operational until November 2025 with a possible extension of a further two years.
The listed suppliers are: Airwave Healthcare; Akhter Computers Limited; Audio Light Systems; AV Partsmaster Ltd; AV 2000 Ltd; AVMI Kinly Ltd; Cinos Limited; Green Bean Limited; GVAV Ltd; HSL Ltd; IDNS Ltd; Internet Videocommunications Limited; Involve Visual Collaboration; proAV Limited; Project Audio Visual Limited; Pure Audio Visual Ltd; Richard Wolf UK Ltd; Snelling Business Systems; Stearn Electric Company Ltd; Universal AV Services Ltd; Vissavi; Vitalhub UK Limited; and Vizst Technology Limited.
NHS SBS states that the benefits of using the framework agreement include “reduced time and resource overhead for procurement” as well as “predictable pricing models with a readymade contracting model in place” and two possible routes to market, through further competition or direct award via a published catalogue of services.
Full details can be found here.
Earlier in the week, we covered the news that a contract with a reported value of £98,237.70 was awarded by NHS England to Health Innovation Network, for a review of the London region’s virtual ward and remote monitoring programme.
Last week, we highlighted how NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership has published a prior information notice for a digital therapy programme for Powys Teaching Health Board, worth an estimated £1,221,032.
Also last week, HTN shared the publication of a tender from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for EPR programme data migration and integration services, to support the implementation of the trust’s Epic programme.