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NHSSC launch ‘Medical Technology (Medtech) Innovation DPS’

By January 17, 2024No Comments

NHS Supply Chain have launched a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Medical Technology: Medical Technology Innovation DPS.

Innovative products are defined as ones that meet an unmet need or provides improvements upon existing models of care with the end-goal of benefiting the system, patients and/or care providers.

IVDR products/tests (Pathology and Point of Care) are included on the category list.

The purpose of the DPS is to:

  • provide a compliant route to the market for innovative products and enable end users a route to purchase
  • increase the speed and access of these innovative products to market
  • improve patient outcomes

To participate in the tender, suppliers must already have one of the below:

  • a Unique reference number (URN) as provided by either the NHS Innovation service portal or the HIN health innovation network or NHS SC Innovation Team
  • National Policy from NHSE or DHSC
  • NICE Guidance

For more details on how to get a URN see supporting information here.

The tender is currently live and can be accessed through the NHS SC purchasing portal Jaggaer. The deadline is currently set for 02/02/2024, however it will reopen again the following day, as this is a DPS.