Coronavirus (COVID-19): Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - action plan

Scotland’s COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Plan will help ensure that the right PPE of the right quality gets to the people who need it at the right time. The Plan’s scope includes health, social care and other workplaces and settings where COVID-19 could put people at risk.

Annex C

Information on Support Available to Employers Requiring PPE (Non Health and Social Care Settings)

This information is intended for potential users of the third party PPE contract.

The Scottish Government has established a framework with a third party to provide PPE for purchase. Eligible organisations can purchase PPE from this supplier when they are unable to secure PPE supplies through existing channels or need to supplement existing supply chains to deliver essential public services.

This service broadly cover those organisations that cannot access the three established procurement routes for PPE for health and social care (NHS National Services Scotland); local government (Scotland Excel) and Higher and Further Education (Local Government and Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges). The full list of eligible organisations is below.

There are already over 600 organisations registered to use the framework, including central government organisations.

If you would like further background or further support please do contact the Lyreco team at

  • Charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register
  • Voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Scottish Government bodies including Agencies, Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, The Scotland Office and the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body,
  • Councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service,
  • The Scottish Police Authority,
  • Registered Social Landlords,
  • Student Loans Company Limited,
  • The Forestry Commission,
  • The Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission,
  • Business Stream Ltd,
  • The Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities,
  • Further or higher education institutions
  • Any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
  • Private-sector organisations that have been authorised by the Scottish Government to access the Framework Agreement (by reason of their employing staff who provide essential public services where there is a risk to health).



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