Review and Re-tender of the National Ambulance Uniform Framework

8 September 2020

NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services (Category Tower 11) is leading on the review and re-tender of the National Ambulance Uniform framework.

The current contract for the supply of uniforms including those worn by paramedics was set up in 2015.

One of the changes brought about by the Procurement Transformation Programme (PTP) led to this being moved to Category Tower 11.

The Supply of National Ambulance Uniforms and Workwear
Framework has clear goals:

  • Fit for purpose uniform range
  • Comfortable and practical to wear
  • Integrated safety features
  • Value for money.

Where possible, ambulance trusts will be able to achieve a saving when the new supply commences.

Ambulance Team Wearing Uniforms
Our new contract will build on the great work done by NHS Commercial Alliance and we will continue to consult with partners to ensure the range of items meet the needs of our frontline paramedics.Kevin Chidlow, Category Tower Director for NHS Supply Chain Hotel Services

Discussions with the National Uniform User Group – which includes staff, union leads and procurement leads – have already commenced, with the first review being around the current range of products and recommendations.

See our Downloads ▼ section to read more. The full article from Emergency Services Times provides further insight into the work being done. The tender opportunity is scheduled for publication early next year and the framework will be awarded by the end of 2021.

Downloads ▼

  • Read The Full Article

    Download a PDF version of the full magazine article from the Emergency Services Times publication.