NHS Supply Chain Framework for Paper Hygiene Products

Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of GBP 112 000 000 to GBP 167 000 000.

CF Paper 2023

Contract summary



  • Paper hand towels – 33763000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£1 to £167,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

11 November 2022

Approach to market date

30 January 2023

Contract start date

11 September 2023

Contract end date

10 September 2026

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The framework agreement will consist of a range of Paper Hygiene products. Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of GBP 112 000 000 to GBP 167 000 000 throughout the duration of this framework agreement (including all extension periods). However, this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the framework agreement.
The forthcoming tender will have contract conditions that will require suppliers to demonstrate that they are managing ethical compliance at their organisation and manufacturing facilities. NHS Supply Chain will brief potential bidders in more detail about the exact requirements in the pre-tender phase.
Details of the pre-tender webinar will be shared with all interested parties via the Jaggaer messaging system.

We propose to hold a pre-tender supplier webinar (date to be confirmed – all applicants who have expressed interest in Jaggaer will be contacted) to outline the procurement exercise before the tender is published in January 2023.

Please register your interest in this PIN via the Jaggaer e-Tendering system https://nhssupplychain.app.jaggaer.com/

If you have any queries regarding the NHS Jaggaer E-procurement Portal or completing your expression of interest on this system, please contact our Support Helpdesk managed by Jaggaer on telephone: 0800 0698630 or by E-mail: help_uk@jaggaer.com


More information


Additional text
This notice is for information only. The purpose of this notice is to inform the market of the forthcoming procurement. Further information will be available once the formal procurement process commences.

Suppliers should Express Interest to indicate if they would wish to participate in a future procurement for this requirement. Interested parties are advised to express their interest in accordance with the information provided within the Prior Information Notice URL: https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/031082-2022 This does not create any obligations on the part of the Authority. No response is required beyond the Expression of Interest.

This notice is for information only and SCCL, as the Authority, reserves the right to not proceed to tender.

Additionally, SCCL reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract.

The commencement of the formal procurement process will be the subject of a separate notice (Contract Notice). Potential Providers should note that they will need to respond to the Contract Notice at the appropriate time.

Please note that the date of the Find a Tender Service Contract Notice is subject to change.

UK Procurement opportunities are now published on the new UK Find a Tender Service (FTS) and Contracts Finder, therefore, please monitor those sites for the notification of the release of the documents for this procurement.

The information contained in this notice, including information relating to the nature and scope of SCCL's requirements, the service classification of this requirement or the list of CPV codes, is only indicative of current thinking and is neither exhaustive nor binding and SCCL reserves the right at its absolute discretion to amend it at the time of issue of any further notice or notices or at any other time.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

NHS Supply Chain


Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road