NHS Framework Agreement

Eugene Cooke, National Head of Procurement NHSBT, today signed a two year extension to the framework agreement NHSBT0485 with Polar Thermal Packaging’s Managing Director, Paul Harrison.

Paul said “we have always valued the NHS as a customer, but in recent months the importance of our relationship has really sunk in so we are absolutely delighted to be doing our bit. To see our Blood, Plasma and Vaccine Thermal Transport solutions being used daily by the NHS, the life science businesses and research universities is fantastic. The team in our Warminster factory has been working extra shifts, weekends and bank holidays to support the various vaccine research programmes and we are beginning to see some positive results.”

The framework agreement is signed by the NHS Blood and Transplant Service, but also covers all European Blood Alliance members making it possible for any of the 27 countries in Europe as well as the Australian National Blood Authority, Lifeblood Australia, Canadian Blood Services and the New Zealand Blood Service to avail of the special terms. All of the test data is also available to those member countries.