Our Procurement Team provides professional advice and support to the authority, including developing and managing the procurement Strategy & Policy, ensuring compliance with Public Contract Regulations and managing the day-to-day buying process.
Annual expenditure of circa £16m is aggregated where possible to achieve best value from pre-tendered national / regional contracts or through competitive tendering to the market.
We work collaboratively with other emergency services and maintain links with the NFCC Collaboration Programme.
The range of supplies, services and works that we procure can be seen by reference to the Contracts Register.
We continue to improve our e-procurement & purchasing systems to improve the buying and supplying experience; to eliminate paper and to optimise process efficiency.