Aids for daily living

Aids for daily living

Framework 361
Status: Due to expire

A select list of suppliers, all with a proven track record of delivering aids for daily living (sometimes called occupational therapy equipment, community equipment or assistive technology), from whom local authorities, health trusts and other care commissioning bodies may purchase products and equipment quickly and simply.

Products available include bathing and showering, toileting, mobility, moving and handling, beds, chairs and other specialist items.  (For telecare and telehealth products and solutions, please see framework 201)

This ESPO framework offers customers a quick, simple and competitive route to purchasing a wide range of assistive technology products for people who need assistance with everyday activities.

The framework is essentially a select list of suppliers, all with a proven track record of delivering aids for daily living, from whom local authorities, health trusts and other care commissioning bodies may purchase solutions quickly and simply. The framework is also available to some independent sector homecare providers where they are delivering services to clients referred by public bodies.

The framework has been advertised and established in full compliance with public procurement legislation. Therefore, by using the framework, customers are exempt from having to undertake any further advertising, supplier assessment or adherence to lengthy EU procurement procedures. So procurement costs and timescales are minimised.

The framework is available for use nationally by any public sector body in the UK including, but not limited to…

  • Educational Establishments
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities
  • Registered Social Landlords

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • Quick & easy to use - This framework is already EU/UK Compliant - we’ve already done the procurement work, so there’s no need to run a full EU tender.
  • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical and professional ability, before being awarded a place on the framework.
  • It’s free - You will not be charged for accessing this framework.
  • Flexibility - The suppliers included in the framework between them offer a wide range of products for meeting your aids for daily living requirements. If a product you require is not included in the core list then some suppliers also offer a discount off their catalogue prices.
  • Pre-agreed conditions - No need to worry about what terms and conditions to use, they’ve all been pre-agreed under the framework and will underpin all orders placed.
  • Professional procurement support is always on hand from ESPO. Whilst the aim of the framework is to simplify the process by covering all procedural compliance matters on your behalf, it is recognised that sometimes specific guidance, advice or assistance may be required; this is always freely available from ESPO.


  • Accora,
  • Aidapt,
  • AKW,
  • Action on Hearing Loss,
  • Aquajoy,
  • Arjo Huntleigh,
  • Care-Ability,
  • Cefndy,
  • Chiltern,
  • Direct Healthcare,
  • Drive Medical,
  • Euro Medical,
  • GS Smirthwaite,
  • Handicare,
  • Invacare,
  • James Leckey,
  • Langham,
  • Mackworth,
  • Millbrook,
  • Mountway,
  • NRS,
  • Parkhouse,
  • Patterson,
  • Prism,
  • Safe & Sound,
  • Sidhil,
  • Smitcare,
  • Sunrise Medical,
  • Talley Group,
  • The Helping Hand Co

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Aids for daily living

Key facts


Start date
01 Jan 2014

End date
02 Jan 2018

Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2013/S 148-257030

OJEU award notice

Pro5 (YPO led)

Last updated
27 Sep 2017

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Jane Blois
0116 294 4141

Quote reference
Framework 361

More information

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ERA 2017
Feefo 2017
Youth Sport Trust