Contract Overview

The HealthTrust Europe Medical Gases framework agreement is for the supply and rental of medical compressed gases in cylinders. Medical gases and their associated equipment are widely used for treating patients in hospitals, at home and by the emergency services. The framework agreement is a direct call-off arrangement and free to access. After initial contact, engagement can be direct with the two suppliers offering medical gases. By using this framework agreement, customers can obtain medical gases through an EU compliant framework, the terms of which will provide assurance regarding quality of suppliers. 

Compliant route to market 

Quick and easy to access 

Competitive rates 

Cylinder tracking 

The services offered are the supply and rental of medical gases in cylinders. Medical gas cylinders offered include: 

  • Medical Oxygen
  • Medical Nitrous Oxide 
  • Equanox
  • Medical Air 
  • Medical Carbon Dioxide 5% Oxygen 95%
  • Medical Carbon Dioxide 
  • Medical Helium
  • Speciality Gases*


 * Speciality gases consist of gas cylinders used for pharmaceutical purposes where the gas mix is non-standard or to prescription. 

HTE’s Medical Gases framework agreement can be accessed by all Public Sector bodies, including: 

  • National Health Service (NHS) bodies 
  • Health Boards, NHS Trusts, Community Health Councils and other constituent bodies of NHS Wales 
  • NHS Scotland and its constituent bodies

 The framework agreement can be accessed via direct call-off award. Further information relating to this option is provided below.  

Direct Award  

Direct award can be made where you are able to identify the supplier offering the best value for money to your organization. An order form should be issued to the supplier and executed by both parties to formalise the call-off contract.  

If you view the framework references indicated above via HTE’s e-Catalogue, you will be able to see line level detail for all products. The only thing you will not be able to view is the individual product pricing, unless we have already set you up as a participant that can order from the framework agreement.  

If you are unsure how to use the e-catalogue, please contact via email or call on 0845 887 5000.