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Pharmaceutical Wholesale Services (Ref: 2022/S 000-015606)


A robust pharmaceutical wholesale service is essential for dispensing pharmacies, and with the market expanding due to new products and increased patient volumes, an effective service is crucial. This framework agreement includes the supply of Commercial Medicines Unit contract lines, agency lines, and non-contract lines eligible for discount. As certain products are exclusive to individual wholesalers, trusts often engage with all four major suppliers.

The framework utilises the national service specification for pharmaceutical wholesale services and national key performance indicators. It aims to provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective pharmaceutical wholesale services, including the delivery of medicines and other pharmaceutical products up to twice a day. The scope also allows for collaborative efforts with suppliers to adapt to the evolving pharmacy landscape during the framework agreement term.


  • Coverage of all key market players
  • Competitive prices delivering cost savings against some previous framework rates
  • Compliant route to market for Pharmaceutical Wholesale Services
  • Robust call-off procedure providing significant contract management

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


Single Lot

List of suppliers and awarded lots

AAH Pharmaceuticals Limited, Alliance Healthcare, Mawdsley-Brooks, Phoenix Healthcare, Phoenix, AAH, Alliance, Mawdsley.

Contact name

Julia Asplin

Contact email

Contact number