Under the legislation there is a requirement to publish every contract with a value exceeding £10,000 and a list of those that have a value of less than £10,000 to which they or the Chief Constable is a party. In some circumstances limited redactions will be made to contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law, to protect commercial interests and for the protection of national security. We are therefore in the process of consulting with existing contractors on whether any such information requires redacting prior to publication. Contracts will be published by March 2014 on the Bluelight database.
In West Yorkshire the majority of formal contracts are in excess of £50,000.
Details of contracts may be viewed on the Bluelight Emergency Services Tendering website.
Once on the Bluelight website:
- Click on 'Awarded Contracts' on the left hand menu.
- Under 'Organisation' on the form that appears, select 'West Yorkshire Police'
- Finally, click on 'Search' to see the list of contracts
Payments are made in line with the Police and Crime Commissioner's scheme of delegation, financial regulations, purchasing regulations and contract standing orders which require all expenditure to be legal, properly authorised, achieve best value and provide value for money for the public. Further information can be found under the Scheme of Delegation and Financial Regulations.