Laundry Solutions for the Healthcare Sector

01/05/2019 - 30/04/2023

NHS organisations have a need for a variety of Laundry and Linen Services with a requirement to meet NHS guidance Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 01-04: guidance on decontaminating linen used in health and social care and industry regulations including the ‘Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance’.

The supply of linen to the NHS has changed over the last 30 years; with the majority of the work now outsourced; variants include a PFI contract with an FM provider, Total Linen Management; Return to Sender, Linen Hire, In-House and Contractor.

This multi-Lot framework agreement provides a compliant route to market for NHS organisations.

The benefits from the delivery of a framework agreement for use by NOE CPC members and the wider NHS will be as follows;

  • Provide a compliant route to market to access capable suppliers in the market;
  • Ensure capability of suppliers to meet minimum NHS requirements for decontaminating linen used in health and social care (HTM 01-04) and infection control industry regulations;
  • Ensure capability in relation to quality and performance;
  • Ability to undertake a further competition under the framework for local requirements
  • Reduce the procurement costs incurred across the NHS; in particular technical expertise.
  • Opportunity to review the overall Laundry service and drive innovation in the service.
  • Ongoing consideration for patient care and well-being.

 

This framework is divided into three lots

Lot 1a: General Patient Laundry and Linen Services

Lot 1b: General Patient Laundry and Linen Services for Hired Items

Lot 2: CE marked barrier theatre textiles - hired items

Lot 3: The Provision of Laundry Consultancy Services

  • Berendsen Healthcare Ltd
  • Central Laundry Ltd
  • Express Linen Services Ltd
  • Laundry Solutions
  • Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
  • Salisbury Linen Services
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Synergy LMS

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