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Our extensive portfolio of framework agreements is designed to ensure ease of access and offer a compliant route to market for NHS and public sector organisations. The NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) framework contracts cover health and corporate services including IT, Legal, Estates & Facilities and Business Services.

There are currently 1245 Approved Organisations [38KB] that have access to the framework agreement portfolio and as such, can utilise any NHS SBS framework agreement whenever required. View the NHS SBS Approved Organisation List [229KB] .

Interested to know when you can find out more about our frameworks? Visit our Framework Agreement Webinars & Events page.

To provide our customer and suppliers with the best possible service during the COVID-19 pandemic and to aid compliance with the Cabinet Office's procurement policy notices, we reviewed many of our framework agreements, and have, where appropriate, made alterations. Visit Framework Agreements from NHS SBS - COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Planning

NHS SBS has been working with suppliers on our framework agreements to assess and understand the potential impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Should you wish to know more, please contact NSBS.contractenquiries@nhs.net
Please note, this work is being conducted for customer information purposes only. Should you have concerns regarding the supply of particular goods/services, please contact the relevant supplier(s) directly.

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we would like to remind all our clients that NHS SBS have a range of free to access framework agreements which enable clients to Direct Award.

NHS SBS Health Categories COVID-19 Customer Update [280KB]

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Our framework agreements are designed to ensure competitive pricing, to help drive savings and improve efficiencies. Customers have the ability to directly call-off from a framework or run a mini-competition, therefore allowing more flexibility. Our frameworks offer a compliant route to market giving confidence, providing a comprehensive choice of suppliers and excellent geographic coverage. Our framework agreements are easy to access and utilise. Our specialist category teams are also able to provide additional support should you require any help with developing specifications, running mini-competitions and analysing data to identify cost saving opportunities. Whatever procurement support you need, we have flexible options for you.

Depending on your needs, we can arrange one-off access to certain framework contracts to meet a specific demand. Alternatively, we can offer you access to our full portfolio of framework agreements, enabling you to shift away from simply buying at the lowest price and towards procurement based on total cost of ownership.

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Our specialist category managers have a wealth of experience across corporate services and healthcare. The teams can provide bespoke, specialist support with running mini-competitions as well as project based work, which includes opportunities analysis to deliver savings, improving quality and driving efficiencies.

Our Portfolio of Framework Agreements

Download our full framework portfolio Framework Agreement Portfolio [577KB] 12.10.2020

All NHS SBS framework agreements are free to access.

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Corporate Framework Agreements

Apprenticeship Training Services

22/06/2021

This Apprenticeship Training Services Framework provides a compliant route to access services from a broad range of apprenticeship training providers, supporting employers to effectively utilise their apprenticeship levy.

Audit Services, Counter Fraud and Well Led Review

15/11/2020

The Audit Services, Counter Fraud and Well Led Review Framework provides a compliant route to market to access audit and counter fraud services, as well as the option of providing NHS Foundation Trusts with an independent review to support with ensuring effective governance controls. This framework has saving potential of 10-15%.

Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres

28/02/2023

The Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres Framework covers a wide range of multi-national and SME providers with specialism in audio visual products and solutions and integrated operating theatres.

Bill Validation, Recovery and Compliance Services

24/03/2022

The Bill Validation, Recovery and Compliance Services Framework provides a compliant route to market to access bill validation and cost recovery services for areas such as energy, water, telecommunications and rates.

Building Management Systems (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Building Management Systems (Hard FM) Framework provide estates, facilities and capital teams a compliant route to market for the provision of building services management, utilising both SME and national providers. This framework has potential savings of 5-15%.

Building Fabric Maintenance (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Building Fabric Maintenance (Hard FM) Framework provides estates, facilities and capital teams a compliant route to market for the provision of building fabric maintenance services, utilising both SME and national providers. This framework has potential savings of 5-10%.

Car Park Design, Build, Finance and Operate (CPMI)

29/11/2022

The Car Park Design, Build, Finance and Operate (CPMI) Framework offers a complete range of services relating to the design and build of car parks for the public sector. This framework has potential savings of 5%.

Car Park Management and Infrastructure (CPMI)

28/11/2022

The Car Park Management and Infrastructure (CPMI) Framework provides the NHS and wider public sector with a comprehensive, one-stop solution for all car parking needs; from construction through to full management, ANPR, barrier control and more. This framework has potential savings of 5%.

Cloud Solutions

01/09/2023

The Cloud Solutions Framework offers a simple and streamlined route to purchase for a wide range of Cloud Solutions. Includes Lot 1 Solution Design and Consultancy for initial support and analysis/mapping ahead of Cloud adoption/implementation, Lot 2 Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS) to access core Cloud infrastructure, Lot 3 Cloud Support Services including real time support and a range of ongoing or ad hoc specialist support services & Lot 4 End-to-end Cloud Solutions.

Communication Appointment Reminder Alert Services 2

31/08/2021

The Communication Appointment Reminder Alert Services 2 Framework provides a compliant route to access communication and appointment reminder technology to support with minimising the number of missed patient appointments.

Construction Consultancy Services

31/03/2022

The Construction Consultancy Services Framework provides a compliant route to access construction consultancy services. There is a range of pricing options available for both traditional and design, and build options for new build and refurbishment projects. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 10-15%.

Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services

02/07/2022

The Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services Framework provides a fully OJEU compliant route to market for the provision of multidisciplinary consultancy services. The framework covers a wide range of specialisms and has potential saving opportunities of 10-15%.

Cyber Security Services 11/05/2024The Cyber Security Services Framework offers external support services to help NHS and wider public sector organisations manage cyber risks and recover in the event of a cyber security incident. Through design, delivery, testing, governance and assurance it enables service continuity in patient care by ensuring patient data is secured and critical services and systems remain available.

Cycle Parking and Infrastructure (CPMI)

29/11/2022

The Cycle Parking and Infrastructure (CPMI) Framework provides access to specialist suppliers capable of providing a range of cycle parking infrastructure. This includes bike stands and fully-built cycling hubs and has potential saving opportunities of 5%.

Design, Furniture and Appliances

11/09/2023

The Design, Furniture and Appliances Framework has been put in place to provide a compliant route to market for soft facilities management services across a range of disciplines including: Office and Residential Furniture, ward and bedside equipment. White goods, blinds and curtains, catering equipment solutions and many more including a One Stop Shop.

Digital Dictation, Speech Recognition and Outsourced Transcription

15/06/2024

The Digital Dictation, Speech Recognition and Outsourced Transcription framework is free of charge to access for all public sector organisations, and provides a compliant route to obtaining a wide range of digital solutions and transcription services. This includes digital dictation, speech recognition, and outsourced transcription services. The framework streamlines the document management process and can provide seamless integration with existing IT systems across the NHS and wider public sector.

Digital Workplace Solutions09/08/2024 Digital Workplace Solutions (replacing Link: IT Solutions) Framework provides a compliant route to source effective consumer-oriented technologies that meet your requirements across a range of IT infrastructure areas. This includes: data centre infrastructure, servers and storage, networking and security products, end user computing hardware and software, bespoke software, professional services and training.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (CPMI)

29/11/2022

The Electric Vehicle Charging Points (CPMI) Framework includes the delivery, supply, installation, management and maintenance of electric vehicle charging infrastructure goods and services. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 5%.

Electrical Sundries and Components (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Electrical Sundries and Components (Hard FM) Framework provide estates, facilities and capital teams a compliant route to market for the provision of electrical sundries and components, utilising both SME and national providers. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Energy Consultancy Services

31/03/2022

The Energy Consultancy Services Framework covers the provision of consultancy services via an OJEU compliant route to market for estates, facilities and capital teams. The framework encompasses a wide range of specialisms, and utilises both SMEs and national providers. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 5%.

Facilities Management (Soft FM)

30/11/2020

This Facilities Management (Soft FM) Framework provides a compliant route to access various facilities management services including, but not limited to, cleaning services, lift maintenance, laundry services, security services, gardening and pest control services. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 5%.

Fire Safety Equipment (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Fire Safety Equipment (Hard FM) Framework provides a comprehensive catalogue of fire safety equipment and associated provision of advice and support for fire safety equipment. This lot includes the supply, installation, maintenance and training for the fire safety training. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Fuel Cards (Lot 3 Vehicle Solutions: Vehicle Fleet Management, Vehicle Lease/Hire and Fuel Cards)

30/09/2022

The Fuel Cards (Lot 3 Vehicle Solutions: Vehicle Fleet Management, Vehicle Lease / Hire and Fuel Cards) Framework covers the provision of fuel cards for public sector authorities. Utilising fuel cards is an efficient way to manage your fleet offering savings on fuel purchases and significant reduction in administration time and paperwork. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 2%.

Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Hard Facilities Management Framework includes 83 different suppliers across 50 different lots, covering everything from building management systems and removal services; to fire safety equipment and training; electrical sundries and components, to catering equipment maintenance, measured term contracts and a fully managed service element. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Healthcare Clinical Information Systems

15/08/2021

The Healthcare Clinical Information Systems Framework provides a compliant route to access Healthcare Clinical Information Systems. This includes the following services; theatre, maternity, and electronic prescribing.

Insourcing of Clinical Services

30/09/2022

The Insourcing of Clinical Services Framework supports the use of insourcing across the NHS to secure extra clinical capacity to meet increasing demand. This short to medium term solution allows Trusts to retain capacity planning in-house and ensure patients can be seen within the Trust. This framework offers up to 20% saving against tariff.

Interpretation and Translation Services

30/04/2021

The Interpretation and Translation Services Framework provides a variety of interpretation and translation services, including face to face (spoken language), British sign language (BSL), telephone interpretation, document translation, and video interpretation. This framework offers up to 25% savings from the previous agreement.

IT Consultancy Services (Consult 18)

02/07/2022

The IT Consultancy Services Framework includes specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the use of data and information used within the Public Sector. This includes the review, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities / systems associated with the delivery of services. This framework offers potential savings of 5-10%.

Legal Services

31/05/2022

The Legal Services Framework provides a compliant route to access various legal services. This includes advice about NHS governance and public law, primary care services, employment law, contract and commercial law and property law.

Link 2: IT Hardware and Services

12/12/2020

The Link 2: IT Hardware and Services Framework provides a compliant route to access IT hardware products. This includes laptops, tablets and printers, as well as deployment services and warranty services. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 2%.

Measured Terms Contract and Minor Works (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Measured Terms Contract and Minor Works (Hard FM) Framework covers work including; reactive painting and decorating; mechanical maintenance work, electric work and building maintenance work. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support Systems 2

30/09/2023

The Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System Framework provides a compliant route to access a computerised system for increasing the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of prescribing medicines. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 24%.

Modular Buildings

17/07/2021

The Modular Buildings Framework is the only national agreement of its type. This framework covers offsite building solutions for purchase, hire and lease. On average, the framework offers 5% savings when compared to purchasing solutions direct.

Outsourced Clinical Services 30/04/2024The framework allows approved organisations to retain capacity planning inhouse and ensure patients can be seen within suitable and compliant timeframes and help reduce waiting lists. Approved organisations will be able to provide additional clinical capacity by allowing patients to be seen and treated at the alternative providers own facilities.

Removal Services (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Removal Services (Hard FM) Framework includes general, bespoke and specialist removal services. The framework can also include the provision of storage and disposal of scrap items and/or equipment. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Security Services (Soft FM)

30/11/2020

The Security Services Framework has been put together to provide estate, facilities and capital teams with a compliant route to market for the provision of a full range of security services. This framework enables users to choose an integrated security service; a single service, such as manned patrols or CCTV, or to opt for a bundled service. This framework offers on average 5% savings when compared to purchasing solutions directly.

Smart Vending Solutions and Water Coolers11/09/2021Smart vending solutions shall offer vending machines and services through different structures for both vending machines free on loan or direct sale or a fully managed service.
Water dispensers, water coolers and associated products will cover the supply and installation of drinking water dispensers, coolers, water fountains and many more.
Soft FM, Asset Compliance and Security Services19/07/2024The Soft FM, Security Services and Asset Compliance Framework is a full and comprehensive Agreement covering all of these key areas. The framework is regionalised across all 32 Lots and encompasses a range of SMEs, service specialists and large nationwide providers.

Statutory Inspections & Rating Support Services (Hard FM)

24/08/2021

The Statutory Inspections & Rating Support Services (Hard FM) Framework includes the annual programme of statutory inspections, and the provision of a comprehensive service including, but not limited to, rate audits and rateable valuations. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Awareness Training and Support Services

02/07/2022

The Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Awareness Training and Support Services Framework provides a fully OJEU compliant route to market for the provision of Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Awareness Training and Support Services. This framework offers potential savings of 10-15%.

Technology Enabled Care Services

19/06/2021

The Technology Enabled Care Services Framework provides a compliant route to access various health and social care technologies. This includes; telecare alarm technologies, continuous monitoring and associated diagnostic services. Also included is scheduled and on demand remote interactions e.g. teleconsultations.

Travel Management, Expense Management and Workspace Optimisation

30/04/2024

This framework provides a compliant route to market for any Travel Management, Expense Management and Workspace Optimisation requirement. This framework boasts some award winning and industry leading providers. NHS and wider public sector organisations may use this framework to save valuable time and money.

Vehicle Fleet Management (Vehicle Solutions)

30/09/2022

The Vehicle Fleet Management (Vehicle Solutions) Framework enables authorities to procure vehicles and services. This framework can offer savings and potential income generation.

Vehicle Lease and Hire (Vehicle Solutions)

30/09/2022

The Vehicle Lease and Hire (Vehicle Solutions) Framework enables authorities to procure a selection of vehicles including, but not limited to: cars, vans, ambulances and minibuses via a variety of hire and leasing options. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5%.

Vehicle Solutions: Vehicle Fleet Management, Vehicle Lease/Hire and Fuel Cards

30/09/2022

The Vehicle Solutions: Vehicle Fleet management, Vehicle Lease / Hire and Fuel Cards Framework enables NHS SBS customers to procure vehicles under components such as car schemes; fleet vehicle management; grey fleets management and lease or hire vehicles.

Waste Management and Minimisation Services

01/01/2023

The Waste Management and Minimisation Services Framework provides a compliant route to access clinical healthcare waste services, confidential and miscellaneous waste, and total waste management (TWM) services. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 12% for clinical waste and 15% for domestic waste. 

Workforce & Wellbeing Services

15/03/2022

The Workforce and Wellbeing Services Framework has been built to deliver a high quality multi-disciplinary occupational health and wellbeing service. The framework includes a full range of core services, plus optical services and offering Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service accredited service. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 2%.

Workplace Consultancy and Interior Fit Out (Design)11/09/2021The service area in scope of Workplace Consultancy Services includes the service delivery for office and other workplace environments, survey, design and space planning.
Interior Fit Out for Office, Retail and Front of house will provide experienced project management to ensure efficient professional delivery of interior fit out proposals ensuring professional installation of the redesigned spaces and fixed/new furniture solutions.
Workspace Optimisation (Travel Management)30/04/2024This framework provides contracting authorities with a compliant route to market for any workspace optimisation requirements they may have, including assisting with measures to implement effective 'social distancing'. Suppliers are able to review office space and facilities ensuring they are fit for purpose, monitor workspace usage through sensors or people counters to enable the appropriate management of workspaces, work areas, occupancy levels etc.

Health Framework Agreements

Advanced Wound and Skin Care Management

30/06/2021

The Advanced Wound and Skin Care Management Framework allows contracting authorities to benefit from the expertise of the awarded suppliers in selecting the most economically advantageous solutions for wound and skin care management.

Advanced Wound Care Delivery - Total Managed Service

30/11/2021

The Advanced Wound Care Delivery - Total Managed Service Framework is an independent and bespoke web based ordering process to complement a Trust's agreed advanced woundcare formulary and associated consumables products/medical devices. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 2%.

Clinical Managed Services

31/12/2023

The Clinical Managed Services Framework provides comprehensive coverage within the area of managed service provision. The framework includes diagnostics, diagnostic imaging, renal, catheter laboratories, decontamination and maintenance services.

Community Equipment, Products and Services

30/06/2021

The Community Equipment, Products and Services Framework has been procured to provide a wide scope of compliant coverage for customers working in community, acute and mental healthcare settings. This framework offers potential savings of 2-5%.

Contrast Media (including Injectors and Associated Products)

08/03/2024

The Contrast Media (including Injectors and Associated Products) Framework covers; contrast media, contrast injectors and ancillaries / associated products. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5%.

Endoscopes (flexible and rigid) and Decontamination Products

31/03/2021

The Endoscopes (flexible and rigid) and Decontamination Products Framework covers flexible and rigid endoscopes; hysterscope sheaths camera systems, decontamination products and maintenance, and managed service provisions. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Endosurgery and Women's Health

31/01/2021

The Endosurgery and Women's Health Framework includes women's health and laparoscopic instruments. The majority of suppliers offer savings in their ranges. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 2%.

Equipment for the High Level Disinfection of Ultrasound Probes

31/12/2022

The Equipment for the High Level Disinfection of Ultrasound Probes Framework aims to support and work with Trusts to comply with best practice guidance on the decontamination of ultrasound probes. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 2-5%.

Inventory Management and Neutral Wholesale Services

29/02/2024

The Inventory Management and Neutral Wholesale Services Framework has many benefits, including; reducing the amount of stock held, strengthening stock management through more accurate usage capture, and increasing ordering efficiency by moving towards JIT. This framework has potential saving opportunities of 5-15%.

Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases

05/09/2021

The Medical Gases in Cylinders and Bulk Gases Framework provides a competitive framework for clients of NHS SBS to purchase cylinders containing a variety of medical gases.

Orthopaedics and Associated Products

29/11/2021

The Orthopaedics and Associated Products Framework covers arthroscopy, power tools and consumables, and ultrasound long bone healing. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5%.

Orthotics Products and Services

09/10/2021

The Orthotics Products and Services Framework has 9 lots, covering upper and lower body orthoses for adult and paediatric patients.

Patient Discharge Services

07/03/2023

The Patient Discharge Services Framework has been developed to support hospital discharges for adults and streamline the transition to prevent re-admissions to hospital. The framework has been divided into three lots; discharge to assess services, third party brokerage and medical care at home.

Point of Care Testing: Drugs of Abuse

10/12/2021

The Point of Care Testing: Drugs of Abuse Framework is a multi-lot framework agreement which covers drugs of abuse and alcohol testing products and services. It enables customers to test patient / donor urine, oral fluid and hair samples for the presence of any 'classic' drugs of abuse, new psychoactive Substances (NPS / 'legal highs') and/or alcohol. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5%+.

Procedure Packs

08/01/2021

The Procedure Packs Framework is a flexible and broadly encompassing framework to meet the needs of all customers. The framework covers; bowl packs, blood culture packs, ward and community packs, surgical and non-surgical packs. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of up to 12%.

Products to Aid the Prevention of Patient Falls

30/09/2022

The Products to Aid the Prevention of Patient Falls Framework provides the opportunity to access solutions and products from suppliers known for their innovation to prevent patient falls. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 5-10%.

Radiopharmaceutical Products

31/03/2021

The Radiopharmaceutical Products Framework includes; radiopharmaceutical kits, diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, technetium generators, krypton generators and 18F -FDG. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 6% on some products.

Robotic Surgery, Consumables and Related Services

01/04/2023

The Robotic Surgery, Consumables and Related Services Framework includes; robotic surgery, related services and consumables and a route to market to a managed service. Robotic surgical systems consist of robotic arms with laparoscopic instruments, where doctor sits a few feet away from operating table at a computer console viewing 3D visual of operating region.

Respiratory Therapy - Equipment and Consumables

30/09/2021

The Respiratory Therapy - Equipment and Consumables Framework provides services for; sleep apnoea; asthma and COPD support; smoking cessation; products to support respiratory therapy, a managed service provision and home delivery provision. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 6%.

Surgical Instrumentation

31/05/2021

The Surgical Instrumentation Framework is made up of seven lots and has been procured to provide a wide scope of compliant coverage for customers working in both acute trusts and community healthcare settings. This framework offers potential saving opportunities of 2%.

Teleradiology Reporting Services

31/01/2023

The Teleradiology Reporting Services Framework supports the increasingly popular use of teleradiology services to meet the current and future needs of NHS radiology reporting. The framework supports early diagnosis of patients through the quick turnaround of medical imaging scans and offers potential savings of 9-24%.

 

If you have questions about our framework agreements, please visit our Framework FAQs.