Procurement is the way the Police 'buys' all goods, services and works and covers the full life cycle from identification of business need through to supplier selection, contracts management, contract expiry/termination and starting to plan for the next contract lifecycle.
Procurement services across the Seven Forces; Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk have been collaborated to a single 7F Commercial Services function.
The aim of 7F Procurement is to use the collaborative buying power of all seven forces to obtain better value for money from our contracts as well as enhancing inter-operability and efficiency across the police service.
Procurement plays a crucial role in our drive to deliver high quality, client centric services enabling effective sourcing solutions and supplier management within a strong and transparent governance framework. Our vision is to enable the delivery of an effective Police service and provide support for victims of crime in the eastern region by procuring and managing a high quality, value for money supply chain.
Cyber Resilience Centres are a police-led, not-for-profit resource, funded by the Home Office to help keep business safer from cybercrime. Two in five businesses identify a cyber-attack every year and when a business is compromised, it poses a threat not just to them, but also to those that they trade with. For this reason, we ask that all those who work with us should register with their local Cyber Resilience Centre before we contract with them.
Membership of the centre is entirely free and provides basic cyber guidance from the government’s National Cyber Security Centre, to help keep you safer. It also gives you a regular update on the latest threats and enables you to access a range of other cyber services. Read more about the centre, and register for free membership. It will take three minutes of your time and in joining, you will improve your own protection, and ours.
All tendering opportunities are advertised using the following methods and can be accessed free of charge: