Tenders and Contracts

Ascertain Requirements and Tenders

Procurement activity begins with early involvement with the end user/section to ascertain requirements. When the need has been clearly defined, guidance from the procurement policy and regulations occurs whereby the anticipated contractual spend value determines the procurement route to be undertaken.

For contracts above the EU thresholds, we strive to achieve greater value for money through collaboration with other police forces and agencies e.g. Crown Commercial Service (CCS). 

This collaborative procurement and use of national framework agreements reduces transaction time and cost in the production of tenders and leverage in obtaining savings and sharing volume discounts in ongoing arrangements. 

The collaborative sites/agreements/agencies used are:


For further information about the EU tender process refer to EU Procurement and Regulations.