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Neutral Wholesaler

The Neutral Wholesaler framework agreement derived from a desire to secure consolidated routes of supply into London to reduce the number of vehicles travelling into the city, enabling trusts to reduce their carbon footprint.


Benefits of the contract

The major benefits of utilising this framework agreement are:

  • a reduction in carbon footprint associated with consolidation
  • wholesaler holds stock off-site and provides a just-in-time service into hospitals
  • wholesaler holds inventory from numerous suppliers which allows trusts to order a variety of products from one place
  • improved inbound logistics at trust level
  • prices are set through individual trust contracts with the suppliers. Wholesalers' operating costs are covered by suppliers who save money by delivering into one location and can also reduce invoicing costs
  • allows for locally or hub contracted products to be routed through a neutral wholesaler on a cost neutral basis by enabling supply chain efficiencies to suppliers.

 


Contract description

Trusts work with the provider to develop specific services for their own organisations under a local Service Level Agreement. The wholesaler also provides contract management of the service.


Suppliers

Squadron Medical

Contract Overview
Start 01-04-10
End 31-03-20
Contract Type Framework (Call Off)
Accessible to ALL London LPP members
Authority Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
OJEU Award Ref 2009/S 184-265652
Initial Period (Years) 10.00
Extensions remaining 0.00
LPP Contact Tom Wynne
020 7188 6678
tom.wynne@lpp.nhs.uk
LPP Ref Neutral Wholesaler