Published date: 23 June 2020

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 21 July 2020

Contract summary


  • Protection boxes - 31219000

  • Emergency and security equipment - 35100000

  • Beds and bedding and specialist soft furnishings - 39143110

    • Miscellaneous fire-protection equipment - 44480000

    • Tools, locks, keys, hinges, fasteners, chain and springs - 44500000

    • Fire-prevention services - 75251110

Location of contract

United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Procurement reference


Published date

23 June 2020

Closing date

21 July 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority (The Authority) are seeking expressions of interest from suppliers for an upcoming opportunity to provide Safe and Well Equipment under a National Framework Agreement for the Fire Sector. Fire Service personnel undertake Safe and Well visits within their local communities daily; through these visits' equipment requirements are identified and issued.

Establishing a national framework agreement will mean that all Fire and Rescue Authorities in England; Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; the States of Jersey; Guernsey and Isle of Man; could have one route to market to purchase Safe and Well Equipment either through Direct Award or Mini Competition. The framework would be let for four years.

It is anticipated that the tender would be issued September 2020 and the contract awarded by December 2020. These date are indicative and subject to change.

Currently there are two Lots identified please see below, additional ones may be added:

Lot 1 - Fire Resistant Bedding 

Lot 2 - Home Safety Security Equipment 

Please find attached a list of the current products that would be required under each Lot and a form for completion to confirm:

-If you would be interested in bidding for the framework

-What products could be supplied from each Lot

-Are there any products not identified already that you think should be included?

-Could you deliver to all the UK Fire and Rescue Service (a list can be located on the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) website:

-Would your company charge delivery for any of these products?

-Could call off orders be placed, and stocks held at your locations?

-Does your company have minimum order quantities?

Please return completed forms back by email to: by 21st July 2020

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Liz Davies


99 Vauxhall Road


012 13806179