Police professional | Awarded a contract for the new National Police Service e-Procurement System

Awarded a contract for the new National Police Service e-Procurement System

A four-year contract has been awarded for a new, unique national e-procurement system to be used by police and fire departments.

Jul 7, 2022

By Paul Jacques

BlueLight Commercial said it will replace existing separate tendering and contract management systems to help streamline the procurement process.

The framework agreement with In-tend Ltd, a provider of e-procurement systems and related services, will provide ‘call options’ to customers for up to ten years.

Ruth McDermott, Regional Commercial Manager at BlueLight Commercial, said: “Over the past year, we have been working with our police and fire colleagues to find a solution to replace our tender systems. and management of existing separate contracts.

“Not only does this solution help streamline the procurement process by providing a single system from tender to contract management and re-tendering, but it also offers new functionality in the form of ‘a supplier relationship management module.’

Steve South, CEO of In-tend, added, “We are delighted to partner with BlueLight Commercial to bring the In-tend solution and all of the features the software offers to their members and wider framework users.

“This adoption will bring even higher levels of collaborative sourcing and help re-grow the UK’s extensive network of adopters.

“We believe our software will facilitate best practices; not only through use of the software itself, but through continued investment in products, training, and value-added items over the life of the contract.

BlueLight Commercial said the new system will help improve contract and supplier visibility and management.