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Tendering Requirements For Endoscopy Products

EDM number 1153 in 2009-10, proposed by David Amess on 22/03/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Health services.

That this House notes with concern the current tendering requirements for endoscopy products; acknowledges that the framework contract for endoscopy products, established by NHS Supply Chain in early 2008, allows trusts to draw from the limited list of suppliers of endoscopy products through mini-competitions, thus significantly reducing procurement times and ensuring value for money for the NHS; regrets that partly because of the preference of some NHS staff for endoscopy products from more established brands of the same quality, many NHS trusts fail to call off such mini-competitions and instead opt to apply the terms of the framework itself without making a thorough value for money assessment; believes that NHS trusts should follow the Department of Health's guidance and ensure that competition is enforced in tenders in accordance with its commercial operating model; and calls on the Department of Health, NHS Supply Chain and strategic health authorities to ensure that NHS trusts are encouraged to always run mini-competitions when tendering for endoscopy products, thus ensuring proper value-for-money for the NHS and the taxpayer.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

David Amess22/03/2010Southend WestConservativeProposed
Greg Pope22/03/2010HyndburnLabourSeconded
Bob Russell22/03/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Graham Stringer23/03/2010Manchester, BlackleyLabourSeconded
David Drew23/03/2010StroudLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin24/03/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore24/03/2010HendonLabourSigned
Janet Anderson24/03/2010Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Andrew George24/03/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea24/03/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Lindsay Hoyle24/03/2010ChorleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alan Meale25/03/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis25/03/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/03/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley30/03/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins30/03/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Kim Howells07/04/2010PontypriddLabourSigned

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