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Body armour requirements (564A/23)


Can you please answer the questions below for Ordinary Policing Body armour requirements, Tactical/Armed Policing requirements and lastly Covert/concealable policing requirements.

Who are your current armour manufacturers?

Who is your current armour supply contract with (if different to the actual manufacturer, i.e., DHL-NUMS)?

When does your current contract end?

How long is the term of the contract?

When will the new procurement process start?

What is your current level of protection?

What is the current unit price per Set of Armour?

What is the current unit price for an armour carrier?

What was the total value of the contract award?

How many units of body armour have been purchased during the contract term?

Can I have a Contact name and contact details please for a person responsible for procurement matters?


Please see attached.

 We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email I am not required to release all of the information requested.


The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions

 Section 43 – Commercial Interests.

Section 38 – Health and safety

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.