Published date: 25 February 2021

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: 26 March 2021, 3pm

Contract summary


  • Medical needles - 33141320

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 February 2021

Closing date

26 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

5 May 2021

Contract end date

4 May 2022

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?



The procurement for Combined Safety Syringes and Needles is for the administration of future vaccine candidates that are not yet available, but form part of the UK's overall vaccine programme. These products will be distributed by Public Health England.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing the highest scoring Applicant who meet the minimum requirements, which are set out in the tender documents to the relevant Product Line.

Applicants may bid for one or more Product Lines, however it should be noted that where they are the highest scoring Applicant for the 60% volume line their offer for the associated 40% volume line, if bid, will not be considered for evaluation. Please refer to the tender documents for further information in respect of the Award.

About the buyer


Normanton Distribution Centre


Closing: 26 March 2021, 3pm