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United Kingdom-Leicester: Protective and safety clothing
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
144_19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing
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 tender:
(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org
(c) search for tender opportunity ‘144_19’;
(d) express an interest;
(e) download the tender from the website.
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 Aprons/Tabards.
Sub-lot 1.9 Protective Footwear.
Sub-lot 1.10 Hand Protection.
The following information is applicable to all lots: ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Ltd, 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 Ltd 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 Ltd 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.
The following information is applicable to all lots: an eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
Sub-Lot 2.1 Clothing and Footwear.
Sub-Lot 2.2 Slim Fit Clothing.
Tenders are invited for a national Framework Agreement allowing for the supply of a comprehensive range of PPE and Clothing.
The scope of the framework encompasses 8 different lot categories which are procured via direct award or further competition.
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
Tenders are invited for a national Framework Agreement allowing for the supply of a comprehensive range of PPE and clothing.
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 and Footwear.
Sub-Lot 4.2 Children’s Aprons/Smocks/Tabards.
Sub-Lot 4.3 Junior Apron.
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.
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.
Emergency Services Workwear
Sub-Lot 7.1 Station wear and Footwear.
Sub-Lot 7.2 Firefighters Protective Clothing and Footwear.
Sub-Lot 7.3 Police Wear and Footwear.
Sub-Lot 7.4 Police High Visibility Clothing.
Sub-Lot 7.5 Police Protective Clothing.
Sub-Lot 7.6 Protective Armour.
Sub-Lot 7.7 Life Saving Equipment.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This contract will operate on-going contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained.
Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Ltd.
Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated.
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
ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.