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Ref: FOI/20097

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 5th November 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

Q1. Please provide the contact details for the person responsible in procurement for PPE.  i.e. name and email address.  If unable to provide individual name, please provide a general email for Procurement.

Reply

With regards for the contact details of responsible in Procurement, WMFS operates a single point of contact policy and callers are directed to the Procurement via HQ general contacts on 0330 058 9000. The call will be directed to the contract manager responsible for the specific service. There is a direct email address for suppliers making sales enquires email: procurement.enquires@wmfs.net.

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Request.

Q2. Can you confirm if hand gel / hand sanitiser is being procured to combat Covid-19 and if so, can you please provide alcohol content and the sizes of bottles being purchased i.e. 100ml, 236ml, 500ml and 5L

Reply

60% min.  100ml & 500ml.

Request.

Q3 In respect of Q2, can you please confirm the estimated usage on a monthly basis for each of the sizes i.e. 100ml, 236ml, 500ml and 5L

Reply

90 x 100ml  & 17 x 500ml

Contract in place to replenish dispensers as and when required. No record of volume.

Request.

Q4 In respect of Q3, can you please confirm the estimated monthly spend on each of the sizes i.e. 100ml, 236ml, 500ml and 5L

Reply

Sufficient stocks in place not to require any monthly expenditure

Request.

Q5 Please provide the name of the company(s) currently supplying Hand Gel

Reply

Hand Gel purchased from various companies

Request.

Q6 Can you confirm if Nitrile Gloves EN455 is being procured to combat Covid-19 and if so can you please provide the sizes of gloves being purchased i.e. small, medium, large, extra large

Reply

Small, medium, large and extra large.

Request.

Q7 In respect of Q6, can you please confirm the estimated usage on a monthly basis for each of the sizes i.e. small, medium, large, extra large

Reply

Small – 13 boxes; medium 56 boxes; large 70 boxes; extra large 70 boxes

Request.

Q8 In respect of Question 7, can you please confirm the estimated monthly spend on each of the sizes i.e. small, medium, large, extra large

Reply

£2600 for all sizes

Request.

Q9 Please provide the name of the company(s) currently supplying Nitrile Gloves

Reply

Arco

Request.

Q10 Can you confirm if Type IIR Face Masks is being procured to combat Covid-19

Reply

No

Request.

Q11 In respect of Question 10, can you please confirm the estimated usage on a monthly basis of Type IIR Face Masks

Reply

N/A

Request.

Q12 In respect of Question 11, can you please confirm the estimated monthly spend on Type IIR Face Masks

Reply

N/A

Request.

Q13 Please provide the name of the company(s) currently supplying Type IIR Face Masks

Reply

N/A

Request.

Q14 Can you confirm if Alcohol Antibacterial Wipes is being procured to combat Covid-19

Reply

Yes

Request.

Q15 In respect of Question 14 can you confirm the sizes currently being procured i.e. Tub of 100 and or Tub of 500.

Reply

Various sizes

Request.

Q16 In respect of Q15 can you please confirm the estimated usage on a monthly basis for each of the sizes i.e. Tubs of 100 and Tubs of 500 Alcohol Antibacterial Wipes

Reply

200 approx.

Request.

Q17 In respect of Question 16, can you please confirm the estimated monthly spend on Tubs of 100 and Tubs of 500 Alcohol Antibacterial Wipes

Reply

Approx. £1600

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

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