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Personal Protective Equipment

Contract ID: RM3763

Start Date: 17/07/2015

End Date: 16/07/2019


Synopsis: Personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing, including generic and specialised.


Full description: This agreement provides access to a range of PPE, including clothing. Two lots provide access to generic and specialised PPE.



  • The opportunity to bid at a discount to quoted list prices
  • Further savings through further competition
  • Accurate management information
  • Regular review of suppliers and prices to ensure you are getting the best deals.

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See the attached documents. Read the customer guidance document which provides an overview of the agreement and process maps to help you decide the best way to buy. Also refer to:

  • Schedule 4 - Template order form and call off terms and conditions
  • Schedule 5 - Ordering procedure
  • Schedule 6 - Award criteria

You can use your own systems for buying or CCS’s eSourcing tool

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  • Suppliers bid a discount to quoted list prices as part of their tender for the framework agreement
  • Customers can achieve more savings from carrying out a further competition
  • A full methodology will be available in due course

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There are thousands of products and suppliers in the marketplace for personal protective equipment and there is a great deal of expenditure over EU threshold. Customers advised that they would welcome a framework with multiple competed suppliers to provide them with a lean route to market which provides them with procurement compliance. 

Early engagement

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) was issued which advertised the upcoming opportunity and invited suppliers to complete a questionnaire, which would help form our strategy.

Stakeholder group

At the start of the project a stakeholder group was established to thoroughly research requirements, which would later form an integral part of the specification development. The stakeholder group consisted of people from across the public sector to ensure market and category requirements were covered.

Procurement structure and documentation

As a result of the early stakeholder and supplier engagement this enabled us to:

  • Develop the lotting strategy for the framework agreement
  • Create a set of procurement documents which reflected the specifics of the insurance market
  • Create a number of standard templates which can be used by customers accessing the framework

Ongoing support

A customer guidance pack has been produced to provide information on the procurement call-off processes. 

Continuing best value

We will carry our regular reviews of suppliers and benchmarking of market prices to ensure you are getting the best deal.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 12 - click here to view suppliers
1 One Stop Shop Property 10 - click here to view suppliers 16/07/2019
6 Specialist Property 5 - click here to view suppliers 16/07/2019

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Ruth McCreith-Cowley

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