For the next four years, the company says it will be working with the many healthcare Trusts using the framework to deliver on the NHS SBS vision: ‘Helping the NHS save money and enhance quality so that the NHS can improve health, innovate to save lives, and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion’.
Medstor says its materials handling solutions are ‘built around hospital and clinical needs, with every product designed to make the most of all available space’. The company said: They make it easy to store, see, and access essential supplies, allowing staff to spend more time with patients, and less searching for drugs and consumables. As everything we produce is designed and built ‘in house’ in the UK, quality is controlled from start to finish. From stylish modular cabinetry in a variety of sizes, and with a wide range of uses, and high-density racking, to mobile department-specific, module carts, bespoke scrub or catheter storage, or the full redesign of operating theatre preparation rooms – Medstor has the product to fit.”
Medstor stresses that any Trust procuring its specialist healthcare materials management solutions via NHS SBS can be confident the route to market is OJEU-compliant, and that the products and business are pre-approved, having met the framework’s strict requirements. They also come with agreed terms and conditions and legal protections.
Changes to the framework this year include ProCure23 running it, with the primary focus on new-builds and refurbishments. Orders will come directly from the main contractor following specification by the architects. Secondly, at tender stage, all applicants must demonstrate compliance with Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/20. Medstor says NHS PPN 06/20
has had ‘a profound effect’ on the NHS SBS tender criteria, ‘with a much more explicit
focus on social value’, adding that recent months have seen it do a lot of work to ensure it is
responding to the five core priorities laid out:
1 COVID-19 recovery.
2 Tackling economic inequality.
3 Fighting climate change.
4 Driving equal opportunity.