Framework agreements

Framework Agreements

As part of supporting collaborative Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) procurement and improving information available to suppliers, NFCC established a process to facilitate the development of national User Requirement Statements (URS) for a product or service. These would then be use to help FRS when procuring fire related goods and services as well as underpin any national framework contracts either current or new.

The requirement for a smoke alarms and breathing apparatus URS was instigated by the former CFOA Procurement Group.  User Intelligence Groups were set up to ensure all perspectives about product requirement were considered as well as incorporating service level requirements into the specification.

The URS and Framework Agreements have now been completed and further information can be found below.

Self-contained Breathing Apparatus, associated equipment and services.

The Framework Agreement covers five Lots:

Lot 1 Breathing Apparatus with options for:

  • Purchase – with/without maintenance
  • Lease - with/without maintenance

Lot 2 Cylinders with options for:

  • Purchase with/without maintenance
  • Lease with/without maintenance
  • Re-valving & re-testing of existing cylinders

Lot 3 Telemetry

  • Purchase – with/without maintenance
  • Lease - with/without maintenance
  • Lot 4 Maintenance services for existing breathing apparatus and/or cylinders
  • Lot 5 Replacement/spare parts for the purposes of in-house repair and maintenance

An outline of the Framework Agreement is below. FRS wishing to access this Framework Agreement should complete the Confidentiality Agreement and contact the Procurement Team at Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service at procurement@dsfire.gov.uk to obtain full details and information.

Smoke alarms and related products

The framework and a customer access agreement can be found below: