Central Venous Catheters and Associated Products

A Tender Notice

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Framework (Supply)
2 year
25 Mar 2021
To 04 May 2023 (est.)
04 May 2021 14:00




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NHS Supply Chain seeks to establish a non-exclusive Framework Agreement for supply to NHS Supply Chain depots via the Stock and Blue Diamond routes and to the NHS Supply Chain customer base via the E-Direct Route. The framework agreement is for the supply of Central Venous Catheters and Associated Products. It is anticipated that in the first 12 months of the Framework Agreement the value of purchases will be circa £12,943,000. For the full 48 month term (if extended) the anticipated value is circa £57,466,760. These values are approximate only and are based on the most recent historical usage information, with a forecasted level of growth. The values provided are for guidance only and are not a guarantee of business. NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all Applicants who have met the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 35% when rounded up or down (as the case may be) from four decimal places to the nearest whole number at tender evaluation stage to the relevant Product Line of the Framework Agreement.

Lot Division

1 CVC: Acute CVC (Short Term)

Central Venous Catheters (CVC) within this Framework are also known as central lines, central venous lines, or central venous access catheters. CVC products must be suitable for administration of medication or fluids that are unable to be administered enterally or would harm a smaller peripheral vein and obtain blood tests.

2 CVC: Vascular Catheter (Dialysis) (Short term)

A vascular catheter is a specialised, flexible plastic tube inserted via the subclavian or jugular vein, through the neck, chest, or leg near the groin, usually only for short-term haemodialysis.

3 CVC: Peripheral Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) (Long Term)

A PICC line is a thin, soft, long catheter (tube) that is inserted into a vein in the arm, leg or neck. The tip of the catheter is positioned in a large vein that carries blood into the heart. The PICC line is used for long-term intravenous (IV) antibiotics, nutrition or medications, and for blood draws. A PICC Line can have one, two or three lumens, they can be power injectable, micro seldinger technique, or CT (computerized tomography) injectable with micro seldinger techniques.

4 CVC: Skin Tunnelled Catheter (Cuffed) (Long term)

A skin tunnelled catheter is a long, hollow tube inserted into one of the veins in the neck or under the collar bone. This is also referred to as a 'line', 'skin tunnelled line' or 'Hickman'. It has openings on both ends and the space inside the line is called a lumen. A line can have one, two or three lumens.

5 CVC: Implanted Port (Porta Cath) (Long term)

A port is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter (plastic tube) connects the port to a vein. Under the skin, the port has a septum (a silicone membrane) through which drugs can be injected and blood samples can be drawn multiple times, resulting in less discomfort for the patient than a more typical "needle stick". Ports are used mostly to treat haematology and oncology patients. The port is usually inserted in the upper chest (known as a "chest port"), just below the clavicle or collar bone, with the catheter inserted into the jugular vein.

6 Arterial Lines

A peripheral arterial line is a thin catheter inserted into an artery. It is most often used in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia to monitor blood pressure directly and in real-time (rather than by intermittent and indirect measurement) and to obtain samples for arterial blood gas analysis.

7 Midlines

Midlines are non-tunnelled peripheral vascular access devices which are inserted through a peripheral vein in the arm. A midline can have one or two lumens which can include a catheter with micro seldinger technique; seldinger technique midlines with extension tubes, and midlines which can be trimmed to a desired length.

8 Accessories/Associated Products

Associated products can support the use of the Lotted products through their design and method of use.

Renewal Options

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for a total of 48 months

Award Criteria

Sales, Service and Suppport 43.0
Sustainability 7.0
Financial Evaluation 50.0

CPV Codes

  • 33141000 - Disposable non-chemical medical consumables and haematological consumables
  • 33181000 - Renal support devices
  • 33181520 - Renal dialysis consumables
  • 33141240 - Catheter accessories
  • 33184100 - Surgical implants


  • An E-Auction may be used.
  • Bids should cover a maximum number of lots.
  • Bids may cover one or more lots.
  • Options are available.
  • Renewals are not available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.
  • Performance considerations apply.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.
  • Award on basis of price and quality.

Other Information

Although an electronic auction will not be used to award all or part of the requirements of the framework agreement the use of eAuctions may be an option as part of any contracts awarded under the framework agreement. Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the NHS Supply Chain eProcurement portal at https://nhssupplychain.app.jaggaer.com/ Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through the NHS Supply Chain eProcurement portal using the URL https://nhssupplychain.app.jaggaer.com/ to access the portal. Applicants are encouraged to download the supplier handbook located within the eProcurement portal by following the 'Supplier Helpcentre' link within the Useful Links section of the Dashboard. For any technical help with the portal please contact: Tel: 0800 069 8630 or email: help_uk@jaggaer.com Please refer to Section III.1.1 for additional information.