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Dear East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you supply the information below:

1. When is the current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due to expire?
2. Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of this contract?
3. Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of this contract? If so which one?
4. What is the volume of the procedures (Phaco and VR) that will be included within the contract?
5. How many Phaco machines do you have? How many Phaco-Vitrectomy machines do you have?
6. What is the age of your Phaco machines?
7. What is the age of your vitrectomy machines?
8. What are your top 3 requirements for the new contract and future awarded supplier to meet?
9. Do you plan to trial potential new suppliers this year? If so which month do you expect to want to trial?
10. Who is the procurement manager responsible for this?
11. What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs?
12. What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs?
13. Are there any other products within the scope of the current phaco and VR contracts and if so, which products are they and who supplies them?
14. Who are the current suppliers of phaco and VR equipment?
15. How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020 standard pertaining to intraocular liquids purity?
16. Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the next contract for phaco and VR equipment, ie capital purchase or consumables based agreement?
17. What type of viewing system do you use with your microscope eg Eibos, Biom or 3D system etc?
18. Are you currently looking at Femtosecond Laser for your ophthalmic department?

Yours faithfully,

Freda Jane

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FOI Requests, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

From 1^st July 2018, Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals merged to become
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Therefore, unless
otherwise specified, responses are on behalf of East Suffolk and North
Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding information held by the East
Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Your enquiry has been dealt with in accordance with the Trust’s Freedom of
Information Act 2000 Policy and Procedures. We are pleased to enclose the
information you requested:

 

1.            When is the current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due
to expire? 31^st March 2026

2.            Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of
this contract? N/A

3.            Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of
this contract? If so which one? Yes, NHS Supply Chain national framework
for Ophthalmology, or Complete Ophthalmology Solutions framework

4.            What is the volume of the procedures (Phaco and VR) that
will be included within the contract? This is commercially sensitive

5.            How many Phaco machines do you have? How many
Phaco-Vitrectomy machines do you have? 6

6.            What is the age of your Phaco machines? New

7.            What is the age of your vitrectomy machines? New

8.            What are your top 3 requirements for the new contract and
future awarded supplier to meet? This will be determined when the
contract is due for renewal

9.            Do you plan to trial potential new suppliers this year? If
so which month do you expect to want to trial? N/A

10.          Who is the procurement manager responsible for this? N/A

11.          What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs? This is
commercially sensitive

12.          What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs? This is
commercially sensitive

13.          Are there any other products within the scope of the current
phaco and VR contracts and if so, which products are they and who supplies
them? Yes, Bausch + Lomb

14.          Who are the current suppliers of phaco and VR equipment?
Bausch + Lomb

15.          How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020
standard pertaining to intraocular liquids purity? Pharmacy procures
intraocular liquids and ensure that it is approved by the approved
regulatory authorities and that standards are met.

16.          Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the
next contract for phaco and VR equipment, ie capital purchase or
consumables based agreement? This will be determined when the contract is
due for renewal

17.          What type of viewing system do you use with your microscope
eg Eibos, Biom or 3D system etc? The viewing system for retinal surgery in
use is a BIOM supplemented by a disposable flat corneal contact lens for
macular surgery

18.          Are you currently looking at Femtosecond Laser for your
ophthalmic department? Yes

 

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