Supply of Small Medical Devices – Market Research

Supply of Small Medical Devices – Market Research

The university is conducting market research for the procurement of a supplier(s) who can provide a host of small medical devices.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Medical equipments

2020/S 087-209338

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Edinburgh
Postal address: Procurement, Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street,
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75
Postal code: EH1 1HT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Fergus Martin
I.2)Information about joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Catalogue Supplier(s) for Medical Equipment, Devices, Instruments and Consumables

Reference number: EC0729

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The University is conducting market research for the procurement of a supplier(s) who can provide a host of small medical devices, instruments and consumables.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University currently spends around GBP 250 000 per year on similar products and are looking to award a supplier(s) onto a framework who can produce and manage a catalogue of medical devices, instruments and consumables. Most products will be ‘off the shelf’ with the possibility of customising larger orders or specialist equipment.

We are also looking at the possibility of hosting University customised and embroidered equipment; such as stethoscopes, lab coats and medical bags on the catalogue or via the Univerisity’s online shop (ePay) and it would be valuable to understand if suppliers can provide this type of service as well or if it is something that should be tendered for separately.

Catalogues should be available online; which can be managed through the University’s eProcurement system; SciQuest (which will change to Oracle in 2021). More complex equipment; typically GBP 10 000 and above, would be quoted for and ordered as ‘off or non-catalogue items’. More complex or higher value items will not be excluded, albeit they may require a quotation to ensure compatibility with specific clinical needs.

Type of equipment:

— anaesthesia accessories,

— oxygen therapy, nebulisers and medical vacuum devices,

— resuscitation, and training simulation equipment,

— small diathermy devices,

— portable ultrasound devices,

— doppler, scanning and imaging devices,

— physiological patient monitoring devices,

— blood pressure monitoring equipment,

— diagnostic ECG machines,

— thermometers,

— cleaning and disinfection items ultrasonic baths, bench top sterilisers,

— ophthalmoscopes and otoscopes,

— stethoscopes,

— medical PPE,

— medical consumables,

— medical furniture, medicines and drug storage,

— beds, couches and treatment trollies,

— medical luminaires,

— patient handling devices,

— anatomical training models and posters,

— medicines and drugs fridges.

It is our intention to include in the tender documents, a list of Lothian Health board ‘named’ compatible equipment to ensure compatibility with NHS equipment, training and safety information for dual contract staff.

II.2.14)Additional information

It is anticipated that the tender documentation will be made available on Public Contracts Scotland-Tender by September 2020.

Prior to tendering for this service we wish to gauge market interest and environment which will assist us in developing relevant tender documentation. Please ‘express interest’ and provide further information if you can.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:620686)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: