Decision details

Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

We know there is a global shortage of PPE and that’s why we have stepped into make sure no care provider in Staffordshire goes without the PPE it needs if it runs out.

Our army of carers are doing an amazing job in extremely difficult times and we are determined to make sure they have what they need to protect themselves.

We have supplied 400,000 pieces of equipment to Staffordshire’s care frontline already, and we are making sure that we have sufficient stock to maintain supplies.

We are planning ahead to ensure we have a 12-week supply in stock until the current emergency is over.”

Decisions:

 

“We know there is a global shortage of PPE and that’s why we have stepped into make sure no care provider in Staffordshire goes without the PPE it needs if it runs out.

 

Our army of carer workers are doing an amazing job in extremely difficult times and we are determined to make sure they have what they need to protect themselves. We have supplied more than 700,000 pieces of equipment to Staffordshire’s care frontline already, and we are making sure that we have sufficient stock to maintain supplies.

 

We are planning ahead to ensure we have sufficient supplies in stock until the current emergency is over.”

 

Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Commercial

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider proposals to procure supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) which is a vital resource in Staffordshire’s response to the impacts and effective infection control management of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Decision – That officers be authorised to continue to procure supplies of PPE with a view to maintaining a rolling supply sufficient to last 12 weeks based on usage.

Report author: John Tradewell

Publication date: 21/05/2020

Date of decision: 20/05/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/05/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/05/2020

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