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United Kingdom-Leicester: Protective and safety clothing
Prior information notice
This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
144_19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing
Please note this is a prior information notice and tender documentation is not available yet. An ESPO national framework for the supply of personal protective equipment and various clothing (including but not limited to wear for corporate, health and social care, school, leisure, catering and emergency services). The Framework Agreement will be open for use by those users deemed permissible and will operate on the basis of direct award and further competition. To express an interest:
(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org
(c) search for tender opportunity “144_19”;
(d) express an interest.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and Clothing
Sub-Lot 1.1 High Visibility Clothing
Sub-Lot 1.2 Coveralls
Sub-Lot 1.3 Head and Face Protection
Sub-Lot 1.4 Eye Protection
Sub-Lot 1.5 Children’s Eye Protection
Sub-Lot 1.6 Ear Protection
Sub-Lot 1.7 Respiratory Protection
Sub-Lot 1.8 Life Saving Equipment
Sub-Lot 1.9 Aprons/Tabards
Sub-Lot 1.10 Protective Footwear
Sub-Lot 1.11 Gloves
Sub-Lot 1.12 Body Armour
Tenders are invited for a national framework agreement allowing for the supply of a comprehensive range of PPE and Clothing.
The Scope of the requirement encompasses 8 different lot categories which are procured via direct award or further competition.
This particular lot is for PPE and clothing which includes but is not limited to: high visibility clothing, coveralls, helmets, eye and face shields, safety googles, disposable respirators, wellingtons, waders, gloves, ear plugs and defenders, safety harnesses, safety vests, body armour and protective footwear.
The following information is applicable to all lots: ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Limited, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful Supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the Second Framework) with ESPO Trading Limited on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself.
Any Second Framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Limited may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only.
The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.
This particular lot is for corporate workwear which includes but is not limited to: t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, shirts, trousers, blazers, leggings, fleeces, ties, caps, hats, jackets and safety and non-safety footwear.
Health and Social Care Workwear
Sub-Lot 3.1 Clothing
Sub-Lot 3.2 Footwear
This particular lot is for health and social care workwear which includes but is not limited to, full length dresses, maternity dresses, tunics, maternity tunics, shirts, trousers, scrub tops and trousers and patient pyjama tops and trousers.
Sub-Lot 4.1 Clothing
Sub-Lot 4.2 Laboratory Coats
Sub-Lot 4.3 Children’s Aprons/Smocks/Tabards
Sub-Lot 4.4 Junior Apron
Sub-Lot 4.5 Footwear
This particular lot is for schoolwear which includes but is not limited to: t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, cardigans, fleeces, body warmer, blouses, blazers, shirts, ties, skirts, trousers, shorts, hoodies, laboratory coats, aprons and non-safety shoes.
Sub-Lot 5.1 Budget Branded Clothing
Sub-lot 5.2 Footwear
Sub-Lot 5.3 Premium Branded Clothing
Sub-Lot 5.4 Sports Bibs
This particular lot is for leisurewear which includes but is not limited to, t-shirts, polo shirts, jogging bottoms, tracksuits, shorts, jackets, fleeces, trainers and sports bibs.
Sub-Lot 6.1 Chefs Headwear and Masks
Sub-Lot 6.2 Disposable Clothing
Sub-Lot 6.3 Clothing
Sub-Lot 6.4 Gloves
Sub-Lot 6.5 Thermal Resistant Gloves
Sub-Lot 6.6 Cold Temperature Gloves
This particular lot is for catering wear which includes but is not limited to: mesh hats, hair nets, food processing aprons, tabards, disposable clothing, gloves and chef’s jackets and trousers.
Fire and Rescue Service Workwear
Lot title Lot 7 – Fire and Rescue Service Workwear
Sub-Lot 7.1 Station wear and Footwear
Sub-Lot 7.2 Firefighters Protective Clothing
Sub-Lot 7.3 Firefighters Protective Footwear
This particular lot is for fire and rescue service workwear which includes but is not limited to: shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, tunics, trousers, skirts, jackets, fleeces, joggers, shorts, coveralls, helmets, trainers and safety shoes.
Police Service Workwear
Sub-Lot 8.1 Clothing
Sub-Lot 8.2 Footwear
Sub-Lot 8.3 High Visibility Clothing
Sub-Lot 8.4 Protective Clothing
This particular lot is for police service workwear which includes but is not limited to, shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, fleeces, jackets, protective vests, boots, trainers and safety shoes.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK:
— local authorities,
— educational establishments (including academies),
— Central Government Departments and Agencies,
— police, fire and rescue and coastguard emergency services,
— NHS and HSC bodies, including ambulance services,
— registered charities,
— Registered Social Landlords,
— The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, or
— any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal