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We share a Procurement Services department with Essex Police. The department is responsible for putting contracts in place to deliver a range of services and products, from printing to uniforms. They also make sure we get value for money.

Tender opportunities

We're transparent about opportunities available for tender. They can be found as follows: 

Through the websites listed above, you'll find links to the tender documents. These are freely available to the public and bidders.


Both Kent Police and Essex Police tender electronically. We use a range of tools to do this including Bravo Solutions and Bluelight. We also use an electronic market place: The Police Procurement Hub.

Framework agreements

Under the Policing Act, all forces are required to use the following frameworks:
Body armour The framework agreement(s) for general patrol regular body armour to comply with HOSDB standard HG1A (for ballistic protection) and HOSDB standard KR1 (for knife resistance).
Vehicles The NPIA/NAPFM Framework Agreement(s) for provision of vehicles and spare parts.

We sometimes use other frameworks and these include Crown Commercial Services, Kent County Council (Laser Energy), Easternshires Purchasing Organisation and Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation.


View a list of our contracts on the Bluelight Procurement Database. This doesn't include orders under £20,000 - these are covered by our Purchase Order Terms and Conditions.

If you cannot find the contract you're looking for please email Procurement Services.

For larger contracts and tenders the following standard documents are often used:

Contracts being tendered through OJEU

Force Contract Stage
Essex Police Occupational Health Contract awarded
Kent Police, Essex Police and other forces RIM Tender
Kent Police Workforce management Prequalification evaluation stage complete
Essex Police Electrical Prequalification evaluation stage complete
Kent Police, Essex Police and other forces Scenes of crime Evaluation
Essex Policea and Kent Police Provision of spectacles Prequalification evaluation stage complete
Essex Police Southend Custody Expression of interest

If you require more information on the above contracts, email Procurement Services.

Contracts being tendered through Crown Commercial Services

Force Contract Stage
Kent Police and Essex Police Consultancy Evaluation


Grants are detailed in the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner's Plan

Future opportunities

Other tender opportunities to be advertised shortly are:
  • lift servicing and maintenance
  • reactive maintenance
  • audit services
For more information, email Procurement Services
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