Published date: 15 August 2019

This notice was replaced on 26 May 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 16 November 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Medical equipments - 33100000

  • Microscopes - 38510000

  • Optical microscopes - 38634000

    • Medical software package - 48180000

    • Repair and maintenance services of audio-visual and optical equipment - 50340000

    • Installation services of medical and surgical equipment - 51400000

    • Medical software development services - 72212180

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

2019/S 139-341689

Published date

15 August 2019

Approach to market date

11 May 2019

Contract start date

6 December 2020

Contract end date

5 December 2024

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS Supply Chain intends to launch a National Framework Agreement for the provision of operating microscopes, for both theatre and outpatient environments including all variations specified for use in a medical setting excluding pathology and laboratory microscopes. Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 10 000 000 GBP in the first year of this Framework Agreement, however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the Framework Agreement. The estimated value over the total Framework Agreement term (including any extension options) is 50 000 000 GBP, including growth.

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Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2019/2020 £10,000,000



About the buyer

Contact name

Sian Causon


DHL Supply Chain Ltd