The UK’s emergency services are to benefit from state-of-the-art Survival Technology following approval by the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) – the UK’s largest public sector purchasing consortium – to grant preferred supplier status to Survitec.
UK-headquartered Survitec, the world’s leading supplier of Survival Technology to the global maritime, defence, government, energy, aerospace and maritime sectors, has been placed on the YPO’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of public sector emergency response and rescue equipment.
Martin Whittaker, CEO of Survitec’s Aerospace & Defence business, said: ‘This is a significant development for Survitec. After a rigorous selection process, we are delighted YPO has approved our Survival Technology for use across the UK’s public sector services. We are immensely proud as a UK-based manufacturer that we are able to support the country’s first responders using the national supply chain.’
Ordering a YPO-approved product through the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is much easier as it avoids a lengthy tendering process, allowing procurement officials to streamline supply and benefit from cost and administrative efficiencies.
‘It is completely different from a traditional framework agreement in that the DPS is an electronic procurement process. It provides customers with an audit trail and simplifies contract management,’ said Whittaker.
Under the terms of the YPO DPS, Survitec is able to supply land, water and sea rescue solutions, working-at-height equipment and vehicle stabilising equipment.
More than 100 different products from the Survitec portfolio have been approved for use by the country’s ambulance, fire, police, search and rescue, and environmental services teams.
The Survival Technology scope of supply includes protective clothing and footwear, lifejackets, life rafts, new innovative dry suits, inflatable lifeboats and fast rescue craft, ropes and safety harnesses and leading-edge protection, fire hoses and pumps, lighting systems alongside flares, pop-up shelters, rescue tools and cutting equipment.
Mandy Easter, Survitec’s UK Business Development Manager, said: ‘Communication from our emergency service customers reveal they have been waiting for the DPS to come through so they can commence placing orders for Survival Technology through the system.
‘We underwent a rigorous process to achieve approval as a DPS supplier. This process provides an independent endorsement of the quality of our products and services for purchasers.”
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