Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 1 December 2020

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 1 December 2020

  • Tender Closing Date: 29 January 2024

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: No

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: No

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Products



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.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Louise Berry

Address: Spetchley Road Worcester
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01905 845896

Fax: n/a

Email: [email protected]

Value of Contract

Price Range: n/a