Decision details

To seek approval to procure new contracts for the supply of Personal Protection Equipment and Corporate Workwear to the Council.

Reference: D56762

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Resources

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The council’s current contracts for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), workwear and uniforms are due to expire on 10th April 2024. Approval will therefore be sought to procure new contracts for the supply of these goods beyond the above date. It is anticipated that the procurement will be in two lots, one for PPE and one for workwear and uniforms.


The current contracts provide essential PPE and workwear for LCC employees, having numerous companies on contract ensures availability of products of the required quality at competitive prices.


There is a statutory requirement for the Council to provide PPE to its employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.


Currently three providers of PPE and workwear are being used, these are Direct Corporate Clothing Plc, Arco Ltd and Arden Winch & Co Ltd.





a)  The Director of Strategy & Resources has approved the procurement of new contracts to  supply PPE, and workwear/uniforms and clinical PPE to the Council

b)  The length of the contract will be for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 12-months period. 

c)  The estimated value of these contracts over a 4-year period is £3.84 million pounds.

New contracts will  commence on the 10th April 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);


Chief Officer Shared Services, Procurement Category Manager and key users in Directorates.

Contact: Jeff Thompson, Health & Safety Manager Email:

Publication date: 11/09/2023

Date of decision: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

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