North Yorkshire Police has a central procurement unit based at Police Headquarters which is responsible for securing best value in all aspects of procurement through the delivery of a professional procurement service to North Yorkshire Police.
This manifests itself through the provision of advice to, and the undertaking and/or implementing of, the most suitable procurement arrangements and requirements for area and departmental needs, ultimately meeting and supporting North Yorkshire Police Authority strategic aims.
Individual departments are able to procure goods and services under delegated limits and place call off orders under corporate framework contracts.
North Yorkshire Police does not operate and maintain approved supplier lists, however compliant framework agreements are in place for some goods and services.
Tender opportunities are advertised on the Bluelight Emergency Services Procurement Electronic Tendering System. Registration is free and, as the site is a complete internet-based e-tendering solution, all suppliers need is internet access; no special software or equipment is required.
Once registered it will be possible to view and express interest in tender opportunities from North Yorkshire Police as well as those from other participating Authorities. When registering, you are encouraged to upload relevant documentation about your organisation, for example health and safety policy, financial accounts, equal opportunities and diversity policies.
Our terms and conditions for goods and services can also be found on the Bluelight website.
North Yorkshire Police also make use of collaborative arrangements/contracts where they join with other Police Authorities and other public sector organisations to contract for a range of goods and services. These contract opportunities are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), when appropriate, by the contracting authority leading the procurement process. To see such opportunities visit the Tenders Electronic Daily website.
In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, we have made available a list of awarded contracts. Details currently include the name of contract, lead organisation, and the start and end date of the contract. This list is updated on a regular basis as and when contracts are awarded, extended or expire. See the Bluelight Procurement Database - current contracts page and select North Yorkshire Police from the organisation menu.
Should you have any comments or require feedback on any aspect of procurement with North Yorkshire Police you may contact the department directly by calling 101 or by email: email@example.com.
North Yorkshire Police fully support the ACPO corruption prevention strategy whose aim is to engender trust in the integrity of the police service.
Police and Crime Commissioner - supplier advice
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 provides for the creation of a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Yorkshire, to replace North Yorkshire Police Authority.
The 2011 Act does not directly impact upon procurement requirements. All existing contracts (including purchase orders) between external suppliers and the Police Authority are unaffected except that the legal contract will be with the PCC instead of the Police Authority. So, in practical terms the only change will be that payments will be made by the PCC. It is important to emphasise that contracts will be transferred automatically on all of their existing terms and conditions.
For more information, read our full supplier advice [180kb] letter.