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FOI / 4242 / 2021 - Laboratory contracts



Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

1.    A full copy of the most recent tender issued for hair, blood, urine and oral fluid drug and alcohol testing in a laboratory (not roadside testing).

There is a not a tender process owing to the low value of contract which falls below statutory levels.


  1. The contract value, where possible.

Not available


  1. The start and end date of the most recent winning contract, plus any contract extensions.

The contract finishes on Jan 2022


  1. The organisation who won and currently delivers your drug and alcohol testing contract.



  1. A list of the companies who submitted to the tender process and their ranking and scores.

Direct Award


  1. The name of the person or team members who makes the decision within your Fire Service to award hair, blood, urine and oral fluid drug and alcohol testing contracts.


The decision is made by the Procurement Department in collaboration with HR. 

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.