National Framework Contract Award- January 2024

A national framework has been established by Blue Light Commercial ( REF:BLC0069) and MLA have been awarded a contract under this framework to provide a comprehensive range of PSU clothing and equipment options.  

By utilising this framework, police forces not only achieve best value through centralised buying but also have the assurance that all MLA products comply with the required legislative and technical standards.

MLA products under the national framework for PSU Clothing and Equipment essentials for police operations include (click on links for more information)

Limb Protectors

Hybrid Public Order Helmet

All in one low profile blunt trauma protection

Defender Public Order Gloves

Duration of the Framework

The national framework for PSU Clothing and Equipment will be in place until 19/12/2027.


MLA Defender Hybrid helmets, the low profile blunt trauma system and Frontline limb protectors are locally manufactured. Therefore we can meet the most demanding lead-time requests.

How to Access the Framework

For further guidance and information on how to access the national framework for MLA PSU Clothing and Equipment, police forces can reach out to

Additional Information: 

MLA are listed on several key frameworks including Ministry of Justice Control and Restraint Framework, Kent PCS Uniform, Clothing and Associated Services Framework, and through the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO). 

These frameworks ensure a safe and controlled environment for the Emergency Services sector to purchase products that fully comply with Home Office and British Standards.