Published date: 1 December 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 29 January 2024, 4pm

Contract summary


  • Miscellaneous medical devices and products - 33190000

  • Orthopaedic beds - 33192110

  • Motorised beds - 33192130

    • Traction or suspension devices for medical beds - 33192310

    • Lifting equipment for health care sector - 33192600

    • Devices for the elderly - 33196100

    • Devices for the disabled - 33196200

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference

WCC 00002118

Published date

1 December 2020

Closing date

29 January 2024

Closing time


Contract start date

30 January 2024

Contract end date

31 January 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Worcestershire County Council (WCC) commissions the Community Equipment Service (CES) for Worcestershire. CES is funded on an equal basis by WCC and NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (HWCCG). The service is delivered by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (WHCT) on behalf of the commissioners. The People Directorate of WCC retains responsibility for selected aspects of the CES, including the purchasing of equipment.

WCC is seeking to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for a range of 'Equipment Categories' and is seeking suitably qualified and experienced organisations to join the DPS and respond to tender opportunities from it.

The service encompasses a range of functions including;
o The procurement of an appropriate range of equipment
o The delivery of equipment
o The maintenance and servicing of equipment
o The collection of equipment
o The decontamination of equipment
o The refurbishment of equipment for reuse
o The storage of equipment.

A significant proportion of equipment is refurbished following its return to the stores following a loan period. In recent years the CES has invested in equipment which can be deployed on a 'modular' basis, increasing the flexibility of the service to respond to individual needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

The table below summarises the equipment categories which will comprise the DPS,
these will be sub-categorised as appropriate: -

Category No Category Title
Category 1 Bariatric
Category 2 Bathing
Category 3 Beds
Category 4 Seating
Category 5 Mobility
Category 6 Pressure Reducing Equipment
Category 7 Manual handling and transferring
Category 8 Toileting
Category 9 Children's Equipment

The DPS will be for 3 years with options to extend for up to 2 years. We anticipate an approximate annual value of in the region of ?2,000,0000 which equates to ?10,000,000 for the service over the potential of a 5-year period.

More information


Additional text

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Louise Berry


Spetchley Road
United Kingdom


01905 845896


Closing: 29 January 2024, 4pm