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Derbyshire Constabulary has a small procurement team whose role is to ensure that goods and services are procured effectively and value for money is maximised.
The force will award contracts for regularly-used commodities and for long-term services. These contracts may be solely for the use of Derbyshire Constabulary or additionally for use by other forces and public bodies.
Over £30 million is spent each year on goods and services to support police operations and corporate services. Examples of expenditure areas include information services (IT systems), fleet, property maintenance, and office requirements.
The method of procurement will depend on the value of the requirement.
Contracts valued £1 up to £5000.
Contracts valued £5000 up to £25,000
Contracts valued £25,000 up to £181,302 (£181,302 is the value at which EU procurement regulations apply).
Contracts valued over the threshold for European procurements.
The thresholds are currently:
Derbyshire Constabulary in deciding the optimum procurement strategy for a particular requirement will always consider the use of framework agreements let by public buying organisations (PBOs) as this often offers cost and time saving advantages.These PBO’s will always openly invite bids from suppliers to gain places on their frameworks.
Examples of PBOs are:
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service
Eastern Shires Purchasing organisation (ESPO) - https://www.espo.org/
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) - https://www.espo.org/
Supply opportunities may arise from the tenders issued by these bodies.
Tender opportunities are managed electronically via a web based tendering portal called bluelight e-tendering. The site can be found at: https://bluelight.eu-supply.com
Suppliers can register in advance of opportunities being listed, is free to use and will have access to opportunities entered by emergency service organisations across the country.
If you are an existing or potential future supplier, please find linked the Equality Duty Guidance for Contractors and Suppliers.
Should you have any queries, please contact the procurement team – [email protected]
The procurement team can be contacted at [email protected]