Nutrition Supply Services
Following requests from members for a framework agreement for the provision of Nutrition Supply Services (including enteral feeds), LPP worked with members and stakeholders to manage the procurement of an ON FP10 end-to-end service. A Framework Agreement is now in place which enables LPP and CPP (NHS Collaborative Procurement) members to manage competition at a local level.
Benefits of the contract
The Framework provides a fast and efficient route to market via pre-agreed evaluation methodologies. Further competitions must be carried out against the Framework agreement; this allows members to agree local policies regarding delivery timescales, pool pump services, block exchanges, evening/weekend training, 7 day working etc. This process opens the requirements to competition in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations. LPP can support trusts where required to carry out further competitions.
The Framework is for the supply of feeds (in the Acute sector), consumables, pumps, home delivery service and associated support services, and complies with CMU guidance by offering an on-FP10 funding model.
The Framework is aimed at Primary and Secondary Care organisations working together to provide a full service to adult and paediatric patients in both hospital and homecare environments.
Contracts awarded under the Framework would be for a period of your choice.
The time to complete is estimated to be 12 to 16 weeks inclusive of data collection and trust specific specification requirements. Up to three months should be allowed for implementation with a new supplier.
Abbott Laboratories Ltd
Fresenius Kabi Ltd