Contrast Media and Barium Products (Ref: 2021/S 000-027617)


The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub initiated a project to optimise the utilisation of contrast media and barium products, consolidating the annual £13 million spend across the NHS Commercial Alliance regions.

Developed in collaboration with the Contrast Media Stakeholder Group, the service specification incorporated valuable input from stakeholders throughout the procurement process. Following a comprehensive OJEU open tender, the Hub awarded a multi-provider framework agreement for the supply of contrast media and barium products. This framework enables trusts to access these products in a compliant, consistent, and cost-effective manner.


  • Competitive prices including savings opportunities and discounts as highlighted by each supplier
  • Access to a wide range of products
  • A compliant framework

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Contract type

Framework Agreement

Framework owner

East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub



Award type

Direct award
Further competition


Lot 1 Contrast Media Products; Lot 2 Barium Products.

List of suppliers

Bracco, Guerbet, Bayer, GE Healthcare, Clarity Global Group, Lamepro BV.

Contact name

Julia Asplin

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