Published date: 30 March 2021

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 25 February 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products - 33000000

  • Miscellaneous medical devices and products - 33190000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

30 March 2021

Closing date

25 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

22 March 2021

Contract end date

21 April 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Single tender action (below threshold)

A direct contract with a single supplier, without competition.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This is a Contract Award Notice to communicate a sub-threshold contract award made by NHS Castle Point & Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group on behalf of the Mid and South Essex CCGs (NHS Castle Point & Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Mid Essex CCG, NHS Basildon & Brentwood CCG, NHS Southend CCG, NHS Thurrock CCG) (the "CCG"), in accordance with the quotation process required under the CCGs local Standing Financial Instructions.

The contract award is made to AZL Store UK Ltd for the provision of interactive robotic pets for a pilot initiative across Mid and South Essex CCGs that seeks to have positive outcomes, aiming to bring joy and purpose to many elderly people suffering with dementia. So far, feedback from clinicians and carers has confirmed the interactive pets have helped patients feel a sense of purpose, encouraging a sense of empowerment, companionship and enjoyment.

This contract reflects the purchase of goods against an invoice and as such there is no contract term. A period of one month has been reflected in the contract notice to cover the delivery and installation period. The total aggregate contract value is £61,516.80 (inclusive VAT).

The CCG is publishing this Contract Award Notice in the Contracts Finder in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended by The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020) for spend above £25,000.

Award information

Awarded date

25 February 2021

Contract start date

22 March 2021

Contract end date

21 April 2021

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Alz Store UK Ltd


The Cottage Fairmead Road Saltash Cornwall, PL12 4JQ


Companies House number: 11378292

Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


About the buyer

Contact name

NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group


Pearl House, 12 Castle Road