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Expenditure over £500, Contracts and Tenders

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Chief Constable are required to publish information about each item of expenditure exceeding £500 (other than crime and disorder reduction grants), including the recipient of the funds and the reason why the PCC and Chief Constable consider that good value for money has been achieved. This is a requirement of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, as set out in Statutory Instruments 2011 3050 and 2012 2479.

PCCs and Chief Constables have an obligation, in law, to obtain value for money from their purchasing arrangements.

Much of our procurement is carried out using national and local contracts and framework agreements and we may also run mini-tenders using suppliers listed in these frameworks to get further value for money.

Additionally, each year the PCC and Chief Constable’s external auditors check that proper arrangements are in place for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the PCC and Chief Constable’s use of resources, as set out in the Audit Commission Act 1998.

 The Links in the following table set out the PCC expenditure exceeding £500 (including all contracts)
202020192018 2017 2016 20152014
January January January January  January January January
February February February February  February February February


March March March  March  March March
April   April April   April  April  April April
May  May May May  May  May May
June June  June June June  June June
July July  July  July July  July July 
 August August  August August  August  August  August 
September September  September  September  September  September September 
October  October  October  October October  October October 
November November  November November November  November November
December   December  December December December  December December   

The Constabulary Expenditure over £500 can be accessed via their website.   



Contracts & Tenders

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Chief Constable are required to publish a list of 'contracts awarded' and their 'invitations to tender'.  They do this throught the Blue Light Procurement Database.  The Bluelight Procurement Database (BLPD) is an online information hub aimed at improving visibility and access to contract and procurement information for buyers within the Emergency Services in the United Kingdom.

The BLPD is only available to registered users from member authorities, within the Emergency Services. Suppliers are requested to register free on the Bluelight e-tendering website, found at https://www.blpd.gov.uk/foi/foi.aspx for access to new tender opportunities within the Emergency Services.

All formal contracts arranged by the Durham Constabulary on behalf of the PCC are also registered on the Blue Light Procument Database. You can use the drop down boxes to select Durham Constabulary. You can filter by, particular categories/sub categories and then, for details on specific contracts, click the link under ‘Contract Title’.

Under the legislation there is a requirement to publish the contracts. In some circumstances limited redactions will be made before they are published in order to comply with existing law, to protect commercial interests and for the protection of national security.  You can view the contracts.


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