Poles, flip-flops, high-heeled boots, sports and protective footwear, shirts, pants, anoraks ... Municipal workers must have adequate safety clothing and, for this, the City of Elche calls for tenders, normally every four years , A contract for the acquisition of work clothes destined to the personnel attached to different municipal departments. And now it is when it touches again to contest this procedure, which will assume, as the base bid price, a maximum outlay of 568,000 Euros over the next four years.
The purchase of work clothes, both summer and winter, as well as various supplements will be for the various municipal brigades, personnel Urban Mobility and Local Police, a disbursement that a year will amount to less than 142,000 Euros, according to forecasts.
At the time of its award, the composition of the reflective fabrics or materials used, the treatment, washing of the garment and cleaning of the garments will be taken into account and the number of washes for which indemnity is guaranteed must also be indicated. Companies that attend can choose one, several or eight lots in which the contract has been divided.
The successful tendered also undertakes to take particular measures and sizes of each of the officers, taking into account the different sizes of men and women. The costume delivery will be requested during the months of February of each year and must be delivered within a maximum period of 45 days. In addition, each package shall include the name of the official to whom it is intended.
As examples, the contract includes the provision of 390 light blue short-sleeved polo shirts, 400 short-sleeved T-shirts, 505 elastic pants, 60 anoraks, 40 water boots, 15 first-aid flip flops, 14 pot stock shots or 51 clogs Sanitary type, to cite some of the articles. However, it is in providing the Local Police with their uniforms and accessories to perform their functions where more money is intended. In fact, it is planned to supply 300 multistate trousers, 33 specific for bikers, 425 mono-colored poles, 80 caps or 40 jackets, to give some examples.
In addition, there are 100 whistles, 25 protective covers, 25 carrier cases and a police badge, and a few other safety-latching hooks, shackles, gun covers, defense sprayers, chargers, transmitters and raincoats And reflective vests, among other elements. In principle, the clothing lot for the Local Police is the highest of the eight lots, with a bid price of 75,000 Euros.
Councilor for Human Resources, Josй Perez, explains that this type of procedure is habitual and that when the contract is terminated, it should be withdrawn, as in this case to equip the staff, from the cleaners, to the first responders. Even if the pledge is damaged or there is a justified incidence, the public contract also contemplates the replacement; it does not take four years to replace it. The deadline for submission of tenders is 10 April and the most economically advantageous tender will be awarded on the award criteria.