29 October, 2020 – Statement by the Department of Education: Review of biocidal products included on the Education Sector PPE Procurement Agreement

The Department of Education has today, Thursday 29 October, written to all schools to advise them of changes to the approved list of products on the Education Sector PPE procurement agreement, and the steps they can take to procure new stock if they need to. Suppliers on the agreement have committed to swift processing of orders and delivery to support schools. 

 

Following the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine instruction to cease the use of all ViraPro products on Friday 23 October, the Department of Education immediately commenced a review of biocidal products included in the Education Sector PPE procurement agreement.  

 

The review has been undertaken in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, which is the regulator in Ireland for biocidal products.

 

The Department is taking 43 biocidal and 9 other products off the approved list for schools because it has not been possible to satisfactorily confirm their registration status as part of the review. These products will not be included in our approved list for schools until their registration status has been confirmed. The Department has no evidence that these products are unsafe.

 

As part of the procurement process for the Education Sector PPE Procurement Agreement in June and July, suppliers were required to confirm that their products were compliant with the regulations and provide documentation, were to provide information on their current live product range rather than future releases and to give examples of contracts in the last two years which included supply to the Irish public sector. 

 

As part of the review process in recent days, all of the biocidal products included in the PPE agreement have been checked – both existing and new items. This involved reviewing 172 items from 14 suppliers.

 

The Department of Education has decided to add a new supplier that replied to the procurement notice in June and has now confirmed they have the required biocidal registrations, and 23 new products to the agreement.   

 

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and the Education Procurement Service are engaging directly with the suppliers concerned regarding the status of these products and it may be possible to reinstate these products to the agreement at a later date.

 

Where schools have stocks of the products listed as “removed” on the below lists, whether purchased through the agreement or purchased locally, they should not use them and they should store them securely until collected by the supplier.

 

Schools impacted by the removal of these products will be provided with funding to source new supplies. 

 

The Department of Education has issued to schools an updated list of all the products on the agreement, effective today, with all relevant associated pricing.  

 

The suppliers and products on the agreement will be monitored on an ongoing basis and any further changes to the list will be notified to schools.   

 

The Education Procurement Service has engaged with suppliers on the agreement in the last few days and there is sufficient stocks available for schools to order.  

 

Schools seeking new product to replace stock should contact any of the suppliers on the agreement directly to process orders. The Department is working with suppliers to ensure that stock is provided to schools in time for reopening on Monday 2 November where needed. Suppliers are ready to prioritise school orders they receive. 

 

Any school that is impacted by this will be provided with funding for an Aide for two days to assist with dealing with these issues.

 

Schools that have any difficulty sourcing an alternative supply or are concerned about a funding shortfall to cover this additional cost can contact the Department’s Covid-19 helpline or email address and Department staff will work to support schools. 

 

The Schools Covid-19 helpline on 057 9324461 will be open until 8.30pm on Thursday and from 8am on Friday until 8pm and from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. The email address is covid19_alert@education.gov.ie . Emails will be monitored and replied to over the weekend also.

 

Notes for Editors

 

Background Information

In summary, the products added, removed and remaining on the agreement arising from the review are:

Product Type   Agreement List

Total   Reviewed

Unchanged

Removed

Products   Added

Total   Products Available Now

Wipes

35

10

14

11

21

Hand Sanitisers

61

40

17

4*

44

Hand Sanitisers Refills

33

24

5

4*

28

Hand Soap

 

(includes   biocidal and non biocidal products)

23

3 biocidal

 

10 non   biocidal

8   uncategorised

 

2 biocidal

 

 

 

5 biocidal

 

10 non biocidal

Detergents

 

(includes biocidal   products and products awaiting classification)

20

6 biocidal

 

4 non   biocidal

7 biocides

 

 

1 Non   biocidal

 

2 biocidal

8 biocidal

 

4 non biocidal

TOTAL

172

97

52

23

120

*Same products added for both lists

 

 

WIPES

Biocidal Wipes Products REMAINING on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Bunzl

ANTIBAC HAND & SURFACE ANTIBACTERIAL ALCOHOL FREE WIPES

ALLIED SANI SAFE WET WIPES PACK *VIRUCIDAL

SANI SAFE Anti-Viral Wet Wipes * VIRUCIDAL

JBS

Sani Wipes Anti-Bacterial 1000 per Tub

Reach Group

Protect Active Professional Wipes - Buckets of   1250

Nugent Safety

Pal TX Disinfectant Wipes

 

Reldeen Disinfectant Wipes

Shaw Scientific

Medipal Anti Bacterial wipe  (Tub 200)

Lennox

SaniSafe 4C disinfectant Wipes

Critical Healthcare

Clinell Universal Wipes

 

WIPES

Biocidal Wipes Products ADDED on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Bunzl

W600110MPCE 70% ALCOHOL WIPE 10X200

Reach Group

Protect Active Professional Wipes - Buckets of  1250

Drysan Oxi Wipes 160 pack (6 per case)

Ultra Compact Wipes 42 pack

Nugent Safety

Sanisafe 3 Disinfectant Surface Wet Wipe Products  (QTY 200)

Sanisafe 3 Disinfectant Surface Wet Wipe Products  (QTY 1000)

Sanisafe 4 Disinfectant Wet Wipes Products (QTY 1000)

Protect Active Performance Alcohol Free Wipes

Legend Super Wipes Alcohol Free Wipes

 

WIPES

Biocidal Wipes Products REMOVED from the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

JBS Group

Disinfection Wipes AntiBacterial Park of 48 Alcohol free

Chlorhexidine Wipe pack 25

Reach Group

Belux Wipes Pack 72 (12 packs per case)

WorkWear Experts Ltd

Cargo White Anti-Bacterial Wipe 

IPA 70% Alocohol Wipe

Shaw Scientific

Sursol Anti Bacterial wipes

70% IPA Microsafe Cleansing Wipe (Case 1000)

Uniwipe Cleaning & Disinfecting wipes

Charles Hughes Ltd

Hand Wipes - Effective against E-Coli, Salmonella, etc

Surface Sanitiser Wipes IW51

Surface Sanitiser Wipes IW50

Hand Sanitiser Wipes WIW40

Surface Sanitiser Wipes WIW50

Aquila Bioscience

ABD Device

 

HAND SOAP

Biocidal Hand Soap Products REMAINING on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Bunzl

PRISTINE 500ML PUSH PUMP BACTERIAL HANDWASH

OXYBAC SOAP 6X1L cartridges (compatible with OXYBAC dispenser Bunzl   Code: C07200 listed below)

SURE Anti-bac soap foam (Compatible with Intellicare Dispenser, Bunzl   Code: C08381)

 

HAND SOAP

Biocidal Hand Soap Products ADDED on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Reach Group

Epicare 5C Premium Handsoap 5L (2 per case)***

JBS Group

Teepol Hand Soap Antibacterial Liquid

 

HAND SANITISER

Biocidal Hand Sanitiser Products REMAINING on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Bunzl

Diversey Soft Care Des E H5 (2x5L) Hand Sanitiser  

BG Hand Sanitiser 500ml with push pump dispenser

INSPEC NS HG 85% ALCOHOLGEL

C|C 60ml 'Pocket Pack' Hand Sanitiser Gel - 70% Alcohol

SURE Alcohol Free - Instant Hand Sanitiser - 475ml with push pump dispenser

SOFTCARE Med H5 Instant Sanitiser with Push pump  - 10x500ml

SOFCARE Med H5 Instant Sanitiser Personal Pack - 50x100ml

JBS Group

Celtic Hand Gel

VU+ Med A Hand Sanitizer gel 70% 5 ltr bottle

VU + Med Hand Sanitizer gel 70% 300ml bottle

Cleanhands Hand Sanitizer Gel 500 ml  75%

Reach Group

CleanSmart Alcohol Free 60ml (30 per case)

CleanSmart Alcohol Free 150ml (28 per case)

CleanSmart Alcohol Free 1 Litre (12 per case)

CleanSmart Alcohol Free 4.5 Litre (1 per case)

Manodes 20 Litre Hand Sanitiser Refill (1 per case)

MÓR Hand Sanitising Gel 5L  (1 per case)

MÓR Hand Sanitising Gel 250ml  (24 per case)

Nugent Safety

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 60ml

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 120ml

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 240ml

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 500ml

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 1Ltr

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 5Ltr

WorkWear Experts Ltd

500ml Pump Hand Sanitiser 75% Alcohol

500ml Pump Hand Sanitiser 70% Alcohol     - Refill

500ml Pump Hand Sanitiser 70% Alcohol     - Refill

500ml Trigger Spray 60% Alcohol Bottle

Charles Hughes Ltd

Hand San Sanitiser

Lennox

78% Ethanol Based Hand Sanitiser Rub 500ml

Critical Heathcare

Hand Santiser 500 ml

Steripack

Sanity 75ml hand sanitiser  70% Ethanol

Sanity 500ml Bottle with Pump Hand Sanitiser

Sanity 5000ml  Hand Sanitiser

Heterochem Ltd

Non alcohol hand sanitiser (75ml)

Non alcohol hand sanitiser (100ml)

Non alcohol hand sanitiser (300ml)

PRL/CF Pharma

CleanRite 60ml with finger spray

CleanRite 150ml with finger spray

CleanRite 500ml with vaporiser

 

HAND SANITISER

Biocidal Hand Sanitiser Products ADDED to the Education Sector Procurement Agreement 29   October 2020

Leisurecorp Intl Ltd

Solvid 10 L Container

Solvid 5 L Container

Solvid 1 L PET Bottle

 

Solvid 50ml  PET Bottle

HAND SANITISER

Biocidal Hand Sanitiser Products REMOVED from the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

JBS Group

5 Litre Bulk Fill Hand Sanitiser x 2

Shaw Scientific

Sursol ALCOHOL FREE Hand Sanitiser - 100ml

Sursol ALCOHOL FREE Hand Sanitiser - 250ml

Sursol ALCOHOL FREE Hand Sanitiser - 500ml

Sursol ALCOHOL FREE Hand Sanitiser – 1 Litre

Sursol ALCOHOL FREE Hand Sanitiser – 5 Litre

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser gel - 50ml flip   lid

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser gel - 100ml   flip lid

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser gel - 250ml   flip lid

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser gel - 250ml   Pump top

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser gel - 500ml   Pump top

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser liquid  -   100ml Spray top

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser liquid - 150ml   Spray Top

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser liquid - 1000ml   flip lid

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser gel - 5LTR   Screw Top

Critical Heathcare

Alcohol Hand Rub Bottle 60ml

Hand Santiser 520 ml

 

HAND SANITISER REFILL

Biocidal Hand Sanitiser Refill Products REMAINING on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Bunzl

Diversey Soft Care Des E H5 (2x5L) Hand Sanitiser  

Diversey SOFT CARE MED H5 Liquid

6382 KLEENEX GEL HAND SANITISER

DIVERSEY SOFT CARE DES E H5 IC (1300ml cartridge)

DIVERSEY SOFT CARE DES E FOAM IC (1300ml   cartridge)

JBS Group

Celtic Hand Gel

VU + Med  Hand Sanitizer gel 70% 5 ltr   bottle

Reach Group

CleanSmart Alcohol Free 1 Litre (12 per case)

CleanSmart Alcohol Free 4.5 Litre (1 per case)

Manodes 20 Litre Hand Sanitiser Refill (1 per   case)

MÓR Hand Sanitising Gel 5L  (1 per case)

MÓR Hand Sanitising Gel 250ml  (24 per case)

Nugent Safety

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 1 Ltr

Alvodex 70% Hand Sanitising Gel 5 Ltr

Charles Hughes Ltd

Hand Sanitiser

Lennox

78% Ethanol Based Hand Sanitiser Rub 5L

78% Ethanol Based Hand Sanitiser Gel 5L

Critical Healthcare

Spirigel Complete

Steripack

Sanity 5000ml  Hand Sanitiser

Heterochem Ltd

Non alcohol hand sanitiser (2 x 5L)

Non alcohol hand sanitiser (4 x 5L)

PRL/CF Pharma

CleanRite 1000ml

1000ml CleanRite Hydrogel (for wall mounted refills)

CleanRite 4500ml

 

HAND SANITISER REFILL

Biocidal Hand Sanitiser Refill Products ADDED to the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Leisurecorp Intl Ltd

Solvid 10 L Container

Solvid 5 L Container

Solvid 1 L PET Bottle

Solvid 50 ml  PET Bottle

 

HAND SANITISER REFILL

Biocidal Hand Sanitiser Refill Products REMOVED the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Shaw Scientific

Sursol ALCOHOL FREE Hand Sanitiser – 5 Litre

Sursol ALCOHOL FREE Hand Sanitiser – 5 Litre

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel - 5 litre

Prosan 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel - 5 litre

Critical Healthcare

Medi9 Hand Foam Refill Pouch

 

DETERGENT

Biocidal Detergent Products REMAINING on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement 29 October 2020

Bunzl

Evans Safe Zone   PLUS Virucidal Disinfectant (A006EEV2)  - PCS99477

Evans Safe Zone   PLUS Virucidal Disinfectant (A006AEV) - PCS99477

Reach Group

Gaeltec Suresan Sanitising Detergent 5L

Nugent Safety

Super Professional Anti Viral Disinfectant 750ml   Bottle

Super   Professional  Anti Viral Disinfectant 5 Ltr Container

Lennox

Anti Bacterial Spray Cleaner 750ml

DETERGENT

Biocidal Detergent Products ADDED on the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Bunzl

Titan Chlorine Tabs Plus 6x200g

JBS

Super Professional Anti-viral 750 ml Disinfectant spray 750ml***

 

 

DETERGENT

Biocidal Detergent Products REMOVED from the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

JBS

Anti Viral 750ml Disinfectant Spray

Reach Group

BIO Chlorine Sanitising Tablets x 200 (1 per case)

CleanSmart Alcohol Free Surface Sanitiser 1 Litre

Shaw Scientific

Sursol Surface Spray Products 500ml

Sursol Surface Spray Products 1000ml

Sursol Surface Spray Products 5 L

Workwear Experts

Bleach Regular 5 LTR - N00101/1 

 

UNCATEGORISED PRODUCTS

Other uncategorised products REMOVED from the Education Sector Procurement Agreement

29 October 2020

Supplier

Hand Soap

Detergent

Workwear   Experts

ANTIBACTERIAL PEARLISED HAND SOAP 5 LITRE

 

Charles   Hughes Ltd

Insta Clens Hand Soap 5L

 

Shaw   Scientific

Prosan Anti Bacterial Hand Soap products 4x 5L

Prosan Anti Bacterial Hand Soap products 40 x 5L

Prosan Anti Bacterial Hand Soap products Pallet 200 x 5L

 

Nugent Safety

Anti Bacterial Hand Soap 5 Ltr

 

JBS Group

Hand Soap Antibacterial Liquid

Anti-viral 750 ml Disinfectant spray 750ml

Lennox

Bacterial Hand Soap