Advice and Guidance

Regulation 

As a public sector organisation we are bound by both European Law and National Guidance that govern how we procure goods and services, ensuring fair and equitable competition. In addition, procurement activity under the applicable EU/National thresholds is governed by Financial Standing Orders that are contained in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s constitution. 

Procurement regulations and guidance are in place to ensure open, fair and transparent processes take place when procuring goods and services with public money.

The process to award contracts can seem bureaucratic. The process is fully documented electronically and the history can be scrutinised. Red tape is kept to a minimum. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent is committed to encouraging local businesses and enterprises, as well as supporting new markets and innovative solutions.

Want to supply us?

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent contract for a variety of goods and services, either through existing collaborative frameworks or local arrangements. For a full list of contracts established by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, please access the Blue Light Procurement Database (BLPD). This website not only gives you information relating to Gwent Police but also other Emergency Services across the UK.

Collaborative contracts and frameworks may be led by Gwent or any other Police Force, National Procurement Service, Local Authority or Government Agency.

Procurement processes which are led by Gwent Police are advertised via the Sell2Wales website and, where over the EU threshold, also in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The Xchange Wales Bravo Portal is utilised for electronic tendering activity above and below the EU threshold. For suppliers interested in working with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, you are advised to ensure you have registered with both the Sell2Wales and Xchange Wales portals and all information is up-to-date. For opportunities led by other authorities and agencies, suppliers are also encouraged to register themselves with Tender-Search websites and Bluelight e-tendering.