The Procurement and Contracts Team for Lancashire Constabulary are happy to provide information to assist suppliers and contractors who wish to do business with Lancashire Constabulary for the procurement of Goods and Services. Our page provides the following:-
- It provides contact information
- It outlines the rules that the Constabulary must follow when buying goods & services
- Where opportunities are advertised and explains how to bid for opportunities
- Social Value Policy & Toolkit
Lancashire Constabulary Procurement is based at:
Lancashire Constabulary HQ
Hutton, Preston. Lancs PR4 5SB
- As a public body, Lancashire Constabulary is subject to rules and regulations imposed by EU legislation and by the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire to promote fair and open competition in the market place.
- The Contract Standing Orders are those of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary. Their purpose is to set clear rules for the procurement of goods, works and services. They ensure a system of openness, integrity and accountability to ensure transparency and equality of opportunity. This enables better value for money and gives confidence to all concerned that the Authority is fulfilling its legal responsibilities. Document Link
Opportunities and How to do Business
- Police Forces in the North West region utilise a common electronic tendering tool (branded “Bluelight”) to advertise and conduct quotation and tender exercises.
- The following website provides a portal for prospective suppliers to view upcoming tender opportunities and register on our e-Tendering system: https://bluelight.eu-supply.com/ Blue Light Link
- Please use the following link to access a list of contracts Lancashire currently uses: Bluelight Police Database
Equality & Sustainability
The Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable are fully committed to supporting and enhancing all aspects of diversity including but not limited to the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender, gender identity, expression or reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity. In this respect, we welcome and encourage interest from all sectors of the diverse business community, in addition to the voluntary sector. We expect all prospective and existing suppliers to adhere to our values and commitment to equality and diversity, and will take a zero tolerance approach to discrimination on the grounds of protected characteristics as outlined above.
Social Value Policy
The Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire (OPCC) and Lancashire Constabulary recognises the important role they can play in enabling sustainable development for the community. Through our approach to social value, we will integrate economic, environmental and social sustainability into our procurement and commissioning processes.
This policy outlines the approach that will be taken in order to ensure that all resources are used wisely, that we protect and enhance the environment whilst ensuring the efficient use of resources and delivery of value for money.