Rob Marchbank: well placed for rapid response.

Wolseley joins NHS procurement framework

Published:  21 May, 2009

THEALE: Wolseley has successfully been included in the new NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency framework agreement for mechanical and electrical supplies.


The national merchant was awarded more categories than any other supplier, and is now one of the preferred suppliers for plumbing and sanitaryware, mechanical and pipelines, electrical sundries, electrical components, lamps and tubes. Wolseley is able to source these products through its supply chain and range of businesses, including Plumb Center, Pipe Center, Drain Center and Electric Center. 

Rob Marchbank, chief executive officer Europe and managing director Wolseley UK, said: "With our breadth and depth of products and experience in the healthcare sector, we are well placed to respond effectively to the product and services needs of any refurbishment or newbuild project within the NHS."

Rachael Farmer, NHS PASA category specialist added: "The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency framework is an important procurement tool and enables us to achieve cost efficiencies and work with a shortlist of preferred and experienced suppliers."

Wolseley was a winner of the Suppliers Creating Sustainable Communities Award at the 2008 LGC & HSJ Awards. The merchant beat competition from other suppliers to the NHS.

Representatives from the NHS are also among the 5000-plus visitors to Wolseley's Sustainable Building Center since its official opening in June 2008. The £3.2m building is claimed to be a UK first and showcases the latest sustainable products and renewable technologies.

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