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Provision of Gas Tight Suits

Contract ID: RM938

Start Date: 11/03/2015

End Date: 10/03/2019


Synopsis: Gas-tight suits to protect fire and rescue workers in environments contaminated with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents.


Full description: This agreement enables government organisations to buy gas-tight suits (GTS). The suits are used to protect fire and rescue services (FRS) workers from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents, for example, when responding to emergency situations such as chemical spills and terrorist attacks.

This covers purchase only. Maintenance and repair of GTSs should be arranged separately with the supplier.



Extensive consultation (with Department for Communities and Local Government, Home Office, Department for Health and FRSs) means that the suits meet the needs of many different organisations and performance standards.

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Complete and return a copy of the customer access agreement (see attached documents) to ruth.mccreithcowley[at][dot]uk.

CCS will confirm whether you are able to use the agreement.

There is a single supplier, so you don't need to run a further competition.


Before you buy

See the attached documents. Check Schedule 5 (call off procedure) in the agreement and make sure:

  • The suits meet your requirements (they are described in schedule 2 and schedule 20)
  • The supplier can deliver the suits when you need them
  • That you don't need to amend the agreement, terms or any supplementary terms and conditions.



Complete Schedule 4 (template order form and template call off terms) and issue it to the supplier. This schedule identifies the terms and conditions which will comprise the agreement between you and the supplier.

Schedule 4 is set out as a template which you can complete with the supplier. 


After buying

Following your purchase (the award of a call off agreement), send the following details to ruth.mccreithcowley[at][dot]uk:

  • Call off agreement reference number
  • Itemised breakdown of goods purchased
  • Date of the contract
  • Required delivery date(s).

Further details, including technical specification documents, are available on request from CCS and the supplier

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An eAuction was used as part of a comprehensive tendering exercise, and the prices listed are the maximum chargeable under the framework. These prices are subject to the benchmarking and price review clauses within the framework terms.

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The UK emergency services require Gas Tight Suits (GTS) to support the undertaking of activities in environments contaminated with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents. A procurement exercise was therefore designed to establish a framework for the provision of an appropriate Gas Tight Suit.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is required to have a stock of Gas Tight Suits for use by Fire and Rescue Services (FRS). Gas Tight Suits provide protection to the FRS from dangerous and toxic substances when responding to emergency situations such as chemical spills and terrorist attacks.

DCLG wanted to maximise collaboration with OGD’s who may have similar requirements. DCLG therefore collaborated with CCS, Home Office, Department of Health (DoH) and representative fire bodies to ensure the project requirements covered a range of potential needs.


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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
1 Gas Tight Suits Property 1 - click here to view suppliers 10/03/2019

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Ruth McCreithCowley

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