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
  • 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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