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The Commissioner and Merseyside Police aim to deliver a first class service whilst ensuring value for money within it contracts and procurement.

Contracts are in place to deliver a wide variety of services from operational equipment to services for support to the Commissioner and Force.

Invitations to Tender (ITT)

Tender opportunities for Merseyside Police may be viewed on the Emergency Services Tendering system at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

This is a dynamic system that is continually updated with tender opportunities which allows organisations to register within specific areas of interest to receive email notification of new tender opportunities including those from other emergency services.

Instructions for 'bluelight'

To view tenders, click on 'New Opportunities' on the left hand menu.

Under 'Organisation' on the form that appears, select "Merseyside Police" and click on “Search” to view current tender opportunities.

Alternatively, tick the “All Opportunities” box, then click on “Search” to see present and future opportunities.

Tenders are also advertised on Contract Finder https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder ” or in TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) – the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union' (OJEU) as appropriate http://ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do

Contracts

All formal contracts carried out by Merseyside Police on behalf of the PCC are registered on a National Contracts Database at https://www.blpd.gov.uk/foi/foi.aspx

In addition details of all tenders and contract awarded can be found in the annual Tender Monitoring and Standing Order 8 Exemption Report published on the key decisions page under other decisions.

Instructions for 'blpd'

To view contract information utilise the drop down box next to "Organisation".

Select "Merseyside Police" for contracts for Merseyside PCC

For details on specific contracts click the link under "Contract Title"

Transparency & value for money

Both the Commissioner and Merseyside Police are keen to promote transparency and openness, and there is a requirement under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 as enlarged on and amended by Statutory Instruments 2011 3050 and 2012 2479 (the Act) for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) and Chief Constables to publish information on spend, tender information and details of contracts. Please see our Publication Scheme for more information.

Value for money is achieved as a result of all staff ordering goods and services being required to comply with the PCC’s Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders as set out in the Corporate Governance Framework.

Additionally, on an annual basis, the PCC and Chief Constable’s external auditors are required under Section 5 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to satisfy themselves that proper arrangements are in place for securing economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the PCC and Chief Constable’s use of resources. Find out more about the Audit Committee.

Social Value

Jane is committed to creating social value in all activities to benefit the people of region. As such, she expects all partners and suppliers to identify opportunities to maximise social value in contracts especially through the employment of local people in their workforce.

By mindfully buying for social value Jane wants to create opportunities for local businesses to join supply chains and for local people to access meaningful employment so that she can contribute to a fairer city region for all.

Jane wants your views on policing funding today...

The Police Commissioner has to set the police budget soon.

She wants your views on  if you would be willing to contribute an extra 19p a week in your council tax  to enable the Chief Constable to recruit 160 new police officers next year, as well help balance the budget and protect jobs?

Without the extra funding the Commissioner will have to reduce the budget, the recruitment of new officers can’t
go ahead and the Chief Constable will be required to cut back on the service again.