Firebuy reacts strongly to comments by Cllr Brian Coleman
Cllr Brian Coleman said: “This is a very sensible outcome for the Fire and Rescue
Service. We never bought anything using Firebuy in London, and fire authorities
must be free to independently manage procurement of services and equipment.”Firebuy’s records show London Fire Brigade has spent £5 million with
Firebuy's framework agreements on a complete change of their breathing apparatus equipment, gas
tight suits used for chemical incidents and smoke alarms. They have
benefited from the competitive deals and efficiencies as much as other
customers including those from outside the FRS.
Fire and Rescue Services have always had the freedom of choice to procure
through Firebuy frameworks or to seek an alternative option and for some this
has been the case.