Total Orthopaedic Solutions 3 (TOS3) – CF
NHS Supply Chain
Published date: 10 January 2023
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
• Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products – 33000000
Location of contract
North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands
Value of contract
£1,818,000,000 to £2,062,000,000
Procurement reference
Published date
10 January 2023
Closing date
3 April 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
1 February 2024
Contract end date
31 January 2028
Contract type
Supply contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (below threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

This notice is to draw attention to a procurement by Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL) trading as NHS Supply Chain which will result in the award of the National Framework Agreement “Total Orthopaedic Solutions 3 (TOS3)”. The framework will be accessible by all parts of the NHS via NHS Supply Chain who will be entitled to purchase the supplies identified in the tender documents as Non-Direct Contract Products. The products will be made available for purchase by: 1) any NHS Trust, shared service, purchasing or contracting Authority; 2) any other NHS entity or Local Authority; 3) any government department agency or other statutory body 4) any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector and/or; 5) any third party / managed service acting on behalf of the NHS.

Key requirements for submission are: 1) Declarations of Conformity, 2) Certificates of Conformity from an UK Approved Body (UKCA) or EU Notified Body (CE), covering all products intended for submission under the tender, to demonstrate compliance to UK Medical Device Regulations 2002, 3) evidence of an effective quality control system and an environmental control system covering all segments of the Applicant's and the product's supply chain. Valid ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001 accreditation by an external certification body is preferred, 4) Public Liability Insurance cover of £5m per claim, 5) Product Liability Insurance cover of £5m per claim or £5m per claim and in the annual aggregate.

The NHS has adopted PPN 06/20 2022 taking account of social value in the award of government contracts therefore this Framework Agreement will include some qualitative evaluation questions on Social Value. To understand what’s included in Social Value, see: . In addition, from April 2023, the NHS will adopt the Government’s recommendations on carbon reduction (PPN 06/21). ‘Taking Account of Carbon Reduction Plans’ 

Applicants wishing to respond to this opportunity must do so via the NHS Supply Chain’s eProcurement portal accessed at . Within the supplier area, click ‘SQs Open to All Suppliers’ link and select ITT_767 – Total Orthopaedic Solutions 3 (TOS3) – Main ITT. 

If not yet registered, click on the ‘Register here' link to access the registration page. Complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.
Applicants should download the Supplier User Guide located within the eProcurement portal.
Select “My ITT’s”,
Select the three “…” to the top right hand side of the screen.

Should Applicants require any system support or help to locate and submit a bid for the opportunity they
should contact the Jaggaer Helpdesk on;
Tel: 0800 069 8630

More information
·         Link to the NHS Supply Chain eProcurement system.
·         Find a Tender reference 2023/S 000-000661
Additional text
Invitation to Tender instructions are available on the NHS Supply Chain eProcurement system. The tender closes on the 3rd April 2023 however there is a significant volume of product medical certification information and product pricing required. NHS Supply Chain recommends that Applicants allocate sufficient time and resources well before the closing date.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Mark Lezemore
Foxbridge Way

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