Healthcare group, Stirling Products Limited (STI) advises that its UK trading subsidiary TeleMedCare Limited has issued a market release advising of the award by Buying Solutions, the UK government’s leading centralized procurement agency, of a four year Framework Agreement. The agreement grants TeleMedCare approval to conclude sales directly and to bypass the traditional tender and lengthy procurement process that is generally associated with product sales to government departments, NHS Trusts and other public bodies.
Stirling Products Managing Director, Peter Boonen stated: “It is a great endorsement for the TeleMedCare range of products and services to be approved by the UK Department of Commerce lead procurement agency as a Framework Agreement partner, especially as the award follows the prior establishment of product capability and performance. It is also heartening to see the UK government recognising the efficiencies and savings that e-health solutions can provide to the community and further, being one of the world’s first major active implementers of proven e-health solutions. Ultimately, these early initiatives and the removal of the red tape process for procurement of proven product will see the direct benefit flow through to, not only the chronically ill and aged, but also directly to the taxpayer in due course.”
Buying Solutions is the national procurement partner for all UK public services, established as the Executive Agency of the Office of Government Commerce in the Cabinet Office in the United Kingdom to provide for efficiencies and savings in the public sector procurement process. The primary role of Buying Solutions, who are the only Public Buying Organisation with a legal remit to trade across the whole of the UK public services, is to maximise the value for money obtained by Government departments and other public bodies through the procurement and supply of goods and services. The TeleMedCare framework agreement is for four years and covers the purchase, installation, maintenance, monitoring, coaching and management of its award winning telecare and telehealth e-health solutions to the public sector markets including government departments, NHS Trusts and other public bodies.