The Contracts & Procurement Department is responsible for managing the supply of goods, services and works. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent spends on average £33 million each year on goods, services and works to support operational policing across Gwent.
"To support the long-term strategy and core operational objectives of Gwent Police by providing a modern procurement service that applies high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity to achieve best value through effective, sustainable procurement of goods and services for the PCC for Gwent".
It is the role of the department to establish and make available appropriate value for money contracts on behalf of the PCC for Gwent and the wider Gwent public. Individual departments within Gwent Police are able to procure goods, services and works under delegated limits and place orders under existing framework arrangements or local contracts.
Contract Standing Orders are an essential part of the Commissioner's and Chief Constable's Manual of Governance. The purchasing procedure is determined by the potential contract value:
Contract value up to £10,000 – electronic quotation: demonstration of value for money.
£10,001 - £40,000 – 3 electronic quotations if there are no suitable frameworks/contracts.
£40,001 - £250,000 – tender process outlined in Standing Orders Relating to Contracts (and where the value exceeds the EU Threshold in accordance with EU Regulations).
Over £250,000 – tender process outlined in Standing Orders Relating to Contracts.