Pharmacy Automation Solutions (Ref: 2020/S 209-511772)


The Pharmacy Automation market is expanding, and the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub has introduced a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to enable trusts to access Pharmacy Automation Solutions. This technology, implemented in hospital pharmacies, has proven to be time-saving, space-efficient, and transformative in patient services.

The DPS, applicable to healthcare and associated support functions, covers categories such as ward automation, full pack robots, unit dose robots, secured controlled access systems, prescription kiosks, medication dispensing carts, aseptic compounding software, and other bespoke pharmacy technology solutions. This initiative aims to enhance efficiency and innovation in pharmacy services for better patient care.


  • Shortened procurement time as the advertisement in OJEU and PQQ stage has already been undertaken
  • The DPS encourages competition as providers can apply to get on the DPS during its period of validity
  • Procuring organisations can develop their own specification, utilising pre-developed templates, to meet their own requirements and formulate their award criteria more precisely
  • Award of individual contracts can be quicker than other procedures with the minimum time limit for return of tenders being 10 days
  • Providers must meet minimum criteria to be awarded on the DPS
  • A full suite of mini competition templates is available to ease the competition process, and the Hub can provide help and support in running mini competitions

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Dynamic Purchasing System

Framework owner

East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub




The DPS includes the following categories: Ward Automation (including but not limited to Automated carts); Full Pack Robots; Unit Dose Robots; Secured controlled access systems; Prescription kiosks (including but not limited to; Prescription payment kiosks and self-service units); Medication dispensing Carts; Aseptic Compounding Software; Other Pharmacy Automation Solutions & bespoke pharmacy technology

List of suppliers

Becton, Dickinson U.K. Limited, Burton Safes LTD, Deenova UK Limited, GPI SpA, Lug Healthcare Technology, Omnicell, PCE Automation Ltd, Sinteco (Bucci Automations SPA), Touchpoint Medical, Associated Security Solutions Ltd, Medicine Collection Limited T/A Medpoint, NIS Ltd, Elcom Systems Limited, Pharmacy Medical, W.G Pollard Ltd.

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Joe Bassett

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