As a local authority, we are bound by three main regulatory strands that govern how we procure goods and services. These are European law, national guidance, and our own local rules that are contained in Cheshire Police Authority's constitution.
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Cheshire Constabulary tender opportunities will be advertised on www.bluelight.gov.uk - you can view all opportunities without registering.
Registration on www.bluelight.gov.uk is FREE, all you need is internet access, no special software or equipment is required. Once registered you will be able to view and express interest in tender opportunities from Cheshire Constabulary as well as those from other participating Authorities. You will also receive automatic email notifications from this site of any future opportunities advertised providing you complete the contract category interest section by ticking all relevant category boxes.
Current contracts awarded by Cheshire Constabulary at the conclusion of a tender process, or which have been awarded under an existing framework agreement are available on The Bluelight Procurement Database.
The Strategic Procurement Unit (SPU)
The Strategic Procurement Unit (SPU) is responsible for:
- Arranging contracts for goods, services and works through tendering
- Use of framework agreements and collaborative procurement
- Providing procurement and contract advice
- Management of contracts and suppliers
- Government Procurement Cards (GPC)
The objectives of the Strategic Procurement Unit are based on four recommendations set out in Cheshire Constabulary's Procurement Strategy.
- To maximise the savings and productivity of Procurement
- To reduce procurement processing costs
- To satisfy our customers
- To raise environmental awareness
Supplier Diversity Audit
Cheshire Police have a legal duty to promote equality and diversity and are required to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment.
The Strategic Procurement Unit will help to ensure that Cheshire Police are meeting their duties and responsibilities by undertaking the following:
- Placing an expectation on our Suppliers to share and deliver our equality goals
- Making sure that equality and diversity are taken into account when procuring goods, works or services from external providers
- Monitoring our contracts for compliance by conducting a Diversity Audit and inviting Suppliers to explain how they are meeting their equality and diversity obligations.
Diversity Audit Information
- Head of Procurement and Contracts - Anita Gibbs
- Procurement and Contracts Manager - Sandy Penny
- Procurement and Contracts Manager - Helen Elliott
- Procurement and Contracts Manager - Claire Bostock
- Procurement and Contracts Officer - Lisa Griffiths
- Procurement and Contracts Officer - Michelle Broadhurst
- Procurement and Contracts Officer - Rachel Laws
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