How We Help

Transforming commercial services together by partnering, collaborating
and sharing to reach our common goal

 

By partnering with blue light organisations we are influencing the use of public resources, to deliver benefits directly back into the front-line. 

It’s the strength of the partnerships with our member organisations that allows us to deliver real value. For example; for policing we support the delivery of Policing Vision 2025 by collectively sharing our knowledge, processes, and data, in order to create a stronger, unified team focused on the operational resources available to the front-line; and for fire we host the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Procurement Hub.

This focus drives us to constantly look for improvements and efficiencies, pushing the boundaries of what is achievable and delivering a journey to commercial excellence.

Our relationships with local and national suppliers are built on trust and collaboration, as we work to ensure the highest level of innovation and quality is delivered in the most commercially viable and sustainable way.

We are responsible for the interface with external bodies including the Home Office, the Government Commercial Organisation and Crown Commercial Services. 

Our hands-on approach ensures we work side by side with blue light procurement teams, understanding the priorities and helping to provide the tools and technical expertise needed to deliver value and innovation directly to the front-line.

 

Our Core Services

Our offer encompasses strategic commercial support across blue light procurement functions. This includes best practice commercial processes, capability, data and market analysis, contract management, revenue generation, and specialist expertise in core categories:

 

The NFCC Procurement Hub

In collaboration with the NFCC, BlueLight Commercial hosts the NFCC Procurement Hub, containing all the current information on the NFCC National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme (NFCTP) as well as numerous resources for Fire Procurement and Commercial staff across the sector.

The NFCC Procurement Hub enables collaboration between fire and rescue services, promoting national approaches and giving access to a number of fire specific frameworks and resources. Members of the NFCC can also access, where relevant, joint blue light service commercial activity and framework, listed below. Click here to visit the NFCC Procurement Hub.

 

Fleet

Our experts in fleet and related commercial activity ensure a safe and “fit for purpose” road and water fleet to support blue light services

People & Professional Services

Ensuring best practice, service excellence and value for money across all professional services

Aviation

For everything involved in purchasing and running an operational aviation fleet to support blue light services

Equipment & Uniform

Supporting operational requirements with national frameworks for the next generation of uniform and equipment. 

ICT

Supporting the delivery of national ICT contracts, driving standardisation, improving contract management, and increasing innovation. 

Forensics

Supporting the forensics community with physical, digital, consumables and other forensic services. 

Estates & Energy

Experts on estates and facilities management, energy and the construction project lifecycle

Income Generation & Cost Recovery

Optimising police force income and cost recovery by building capability and consistency across forces

Social Value

Working to embed core principles for Social Value measurement and analysis

Pipeline

A high level view of our national procurement activity

Suppliers & Markets

Supporting the management of key strategic suppliers and contracts and evaluating market risk

Capability

Building capacity and raising commercial capability across blue light services to ensure the best commercial outcomes

About BlueLight Commercial

Our ambition is to be the trusted partner and 'go to' commercial service, working with blue light organisations to deliver value through commercial expertise and innovation, ensuring the responsible and sustainable use of public resources.

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