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Medical Gases (Ref: 2021/S 000-029820)


This framework agreement, based on the national specification developed with the Pharmaceutical Market Support Group (PMSG), focuses on discounted pricing for rental, refill, and delivery of medical cylinder gases.

It also includes auditable cylinder tracking systems to reduce stock holdings and prevent cylinder losses. The framework seeks to enhance competition and efficiency in the medical gas supply market.


  • Competitive prices fixed for two-year period
  • Compliant route to market for Medical Gases
  • Robust call-off procedure and innovative KPIs to support improved contract and market management
  • Installation and decommissioning of equipment
  • Facility to enable further competitions for specific trust requirements

Start date


End date



1 x 12 months remaining

Contract type

Framework Agreement

Framework owner

East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub



Award type

Direct award
Further competition


Lot 1 - Medical Gas Cylinders; Lot 2 - Medical Liquid Oxygen

List of suppliers and awarded lots

Air Liquide, Air Products, BOC.

Contact name

Julia Asplin

Contact email

Contact number