Published date: 13 February 2019

Last edited date: 13 February 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 18 February 2019

Contract summary


  • Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products - 33000000

  • Other community, social and personal services - 98000000

Location of contract

BS34 8JH

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 February 2019

Closing date

18 February 2019

Contract start date

1 March 2019

Contract end date

1 March 2021

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Equalities Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. The Act requires employers to make reasonable adjustments for disabled members of staff to any elements of the job which place a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people.

The provision of goods and services relating to reasonable adjustments is therefore a requirement of both the Equalities Act and the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Consultation with the Defence Equipment & Support Disability Networks has identified four main areas of commonly procured goods / services relating to the provision of reasonable adjustments. These are; Interpreting, Communication Support and Translation Services, Scribing Services, Sensory/Auxillary/Viual Aids and Mobility Aids.
The Authority seeks to place a Framework contract of which these services and goods can be called off, and will be split into 4 lots. Orders will be placed via a tasking process
A supplier can bid for individual lots or all 4 lots.

Please submit all bids electronically to:

Evaluation will be based on Technical Compliance and Pricing
Suppliers are encouraged to provide innovative and optional services/goods however these will not be evaluated at this time but maybe added as a future requirement.

Clarification Questions Deadline: 14th Feb 2019

More information


Additional text

Clarification Questions Deadline: Thursday 14th February 2019
No word count limit but under 50 pages please
Closing Date 18/02/2019 at 23:59hrs
Tenders can be submitted electronically or posted to the above address

About the buyer

Contact name

Liz Hawkins


Ministry of Defence, Abbeywood
Corporate Commercial Delivery Team, Spruce 2B #1261
BS34 8JH


0800 345 7772