Coronavirus

Please see our coronavirus pages for the latest guidance, how services are affected, and what help is available.

Information for PPE suppliers

Supplying PPE from a manufacturer or other distributor

We have received a number of requests from potential suppliers.

The required equipment will be to the specifications as set out by the government. The Council and its partners will not accept alternatives unless equivalent protection can be demonstrated.

Please complete the proforma below to this document to indicate your pricing, quantities and lead times. Please make sure you will be able to sustain these price points. When completed, please return these to sbcprocurement@slough.gov.uk. If you are not already a supplier to the Council, the Council will also need for you to complete a short form to establish you on its system. We will discuss with you at the time of order.

Producing new PPE - Manufacturers, schools, businesses or individuals

To avoid disappointment please make sure that your product can actually protect people from COVID-19. No one would want frontline workers to be at risk because their equipment let them down. There are experts who can help you ensure that your product will be safe to use. In most instances there is no charge for this business advice.
There are different regulations which apply to PPE devices and equipment, including hand sanitiser gels. These regulations apply equally to products that are going to be sold or donated.

It is important to note that the regulations on the manufacture of PPE have not been relaxed during this global crisis; if they do change, this information will be updated to reflect those changes. There was some easement of certain regulations for the NHS and the Healthcare industry - though this was mainly to help speed up the administration - the safety of the PPE has not been compromised and must continue to meet the health and safety requirements of the legislation and manufactured in line with a relevant safety standard.

Donations

We are grateful to all organisations and individuals offering to manufacture, supply or donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to us. We currently have regular supply lines and other deliveries from central Government; therefore we currently do not require donations at this time.

Contacts

For any emergency requests during office hours or any other enquires relating to PPE, please email PPE@slough.gov.uk.