As the lead authority for the National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) PPE and Clothing category, Kent Fire and Rescue Services has awarded several national contracts, each building on the lessons learnt from previous processes.
To ensure that the next opportunity (National Firefighting PPE) builds in a similar fashion, the NFCC is now seeking further feedback from the market specifically around the commercial aspects of procurement and contracts.
The NFCC has for the first time established a PPE and Workwear Committee. The NFCC committee is part of the National Clothing Category Strategy under the National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme, which incorporates PPE, Workwear and Specialist Fire Fighting PPE – it has a combined category spend in the region of £20m per annum, across the UK.
As part of their strategy, the NFCC PPE and Workwear Committee wanted to engage with industry stakeholders who would bring knowledge and expertise from the entire professional clothing and PPE supply chain.