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Replacement and Refresh of Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment

Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Cabinet (Item 8)

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To seek approval to award a framework agreement, (procured pursuant to a competitive procurement process carried out by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), to Bristol Uniform PLC for the supply of firefighting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

 

Decision:

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Authorise the Acting Chief Fire Officer, in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member and Kent Fire and Rescue Service, to enter into a competitively procured two-year framework agreement with Bristol Uniforms PLC, (the sole supplier thereunder, for the supply of firefightingPersonal Protective Equipment.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Dave Norman: Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Parking and Libraries, presented proposals for the award of a framework agreement with Bristol Uniform PLC for the supply of firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

The preferred decision, (to authorise the Acting Chief Fire Officer in consultation with Cllr Norman, as Cabinet Member, to enter into an agreement with Bristol Uniform PLC), had been subject to engagement with the Kent Fire and Rescue Service and a competitive procurement process for the supply of firefighting equipment. 

 

Cllr Norman stressed the importance of the investment and confirmed that the County Council had already agreed to invest £600k of capital funding over the next two years to fund the project.

 

Speaking in support of the advice and the professional opinion of the Acting Chief Fire Officer, Cllr Norman stated that the decision offered value for money and would enable a full refresh of firefighter personal protection equipment in compliance with legal requirements.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Authorise the Acting Chief Fire Officer, in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member and Kent Fire and Rescue Service, to enter into a competitively procured two-year framework agreement with Bristol Uniforms PLC, (the sole supplier thereunder, for the supply of firefightingPersonal Protective Equipment.