03 April 2024

National Agreement Awarded for Fuel Cards Across Emergency Services

The national agreement has now been awarded for fuel cards, providing covering petrol, diesel, EV and alternative fuels across Great Britain for all NHS Trusts, NHS Ambulance Trusts, Police Forces & Organisations, Fire & Rescue Services and more

26 March 2024

NFCC Procurement Hub transferred to BlueLight Commercial

In collaboration with the NFCC, the Procurement Hub Management and central activities have now transitioned to BlueLight Commercial working with the sector Category Leads to form a strong, unified team focused on the operational resources available to front-line services

25 March 2024

Police Anti-Corruption & Abuse Reporting Service

BlueLight Commercial, working with the National Police Chiefs' Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, are delighted to have put in place the Framework for the new National Police Anti-Corruption and Abuse Reporting Service.

22 March 2024

Detainee Clothing & Equipment – National Framework Awarded

The national framework to support police with the supply of Detainee Clothing & Equipment has now been awarded, consisting of three Lots.

14 March 2024

Launch of the Police Industry Charter

The Police Industry Charter was launched in March 2024 to set the foundational principles upon which industry partners, whatever their product or services, together with UK policing can collectively adhere to.

23 February 2024

Photographic & Surveillance Equipment – National Framework Awarded

The national framework to support police with the supply of Photographic & Surveillance Equipment has now been awarded, consisting of two Lots.

15 February 2024

National Framework Awarded for the Provision of Police Constable Entry Route Programmes

The procurement for the Police Constable Entry Route Programme (PCER) Framework has now been concluded, with four lots awarded.

08 February 2024

Vehicle Convertor & Supply Chain Market Engagement Event

A workshop on 22 March to engage with vehicle convertors and the associated supply chain within the Emergency Services Market, for any supplier working specifically with Vehicle Conversions either directly or as part of the supply chain

05 February 2024

National Framework Awarded for the Provision of PAVA Incapacitant Spray

We have awarded the national framework to support police with the provision of PAVA Spray, which is in place until 25/1/2028 and in compliance with Section 5 Firearms Home Office requirements and UN Class 2 - Flammable Liquids regulations.

05 January 2024

Supplier Social Value & Procurement Online Workshop

A free webinar for existing and prospective suppliers to blue light services on Monday 15 January 2024 from 9.30am - 11.30am, to learn more about social value and understand how BlueLight Commercial is implementing it into the procurement process and contract management.

02 January 2024

National Framework Awarded for the Provision of PSU Clothing and Equipment

We're delighted to announce that we have now awarded the national framework to support Police Forces with the provision of PSU Clothing and Equipment. The framework consists of 8 Lots.

06 December 2023

Transforming Public Procurement

Exciting news for anyone involved in public procurement; the Government Commercial Function have just launched the Transforming Public Procurement Knowledge Drops. This guidance is designed to provide a high level overview of the changes to the procurement regulations and is aimed at those who have regular interactions with public procurement.

16 November 2023

Tender Opportunity: Photographic & Surveillance Equipment, Accessories and Consumables

BlueLight Commercial has released its Photographic & Surveillance Equipment, Accessories and Consumables Framework opportunity. The framework is split into two Lots.

03 November 2023

Framework Tender: Provision of PAVA

On behalf of UK forces, we have just advertised a new national framework for the supply of PAVA incapacitant spray.

30 October 2023

Framework Tender: Detainee Clothing and Equipment

BlueLight Commercial has released its Detainee Clothing and Equipment Framework opportunity, to provide police forces with a single supply base for their Custody Detainee Clothing and Equipment. The framework is split into 3 Lots.

24 October 2023

Framework Tender: Police Constable Entry Route Programmes

BlueLight Commercial is seeking to establish a national framework bespoke for policing, to embed the new optimised curriculum and assessments for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Programme and the Degree Entry Holder Programme

13 October 2023

New Framework Published for Selected Medical Practitioner Services

Today we have advertised a new BlueLight Commercial Framework for Selected Medical Practitioner services and the tender documentation is now available on our e-tendering system.

09 October 2023

Investors in People - Shortlisted for The Best Newcomer Award 2023

We are so thrilled to have been shortlisted as a finalist for The Best Newcomer Award in The Investors in People Awards 2023!

29 September 2023

Social Value Action Planning Tool: Enhanced Functionality

Our Social Value Action Planning Tool has been updated, with improved functionality and new information around key social value and sustainability themes, Find out what this means for force users and suppliers.

28 September 2023

Supplier Event: National Framework for Police Constable Entry Routes

A virtual meeting for suppliers on 5 October, to find out more about the forthcoming procurement framework.

28 September 2023

Supplier Event: National Framework for Selected Medical Practitioner Services

A virtual meeting for suppliers on Monday 9 October, to find out more about the forthcoming procurement framework.

13 September 2023

Online Masterclass: Single Procurement Framework - Police Constable Entry Route Programmes

A session describing work to transform the way forces procure higher education partners to deliver police constable entry programmes.

25 August 2023

Drones Market Engagement

The NPCC and Bluelight Commercial wishes to engage with the market in relation to sub 25kg Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and associated equipment.

14 August 2023

National Frameworks Awarded for Fleet End-of-Life Vehicles and Items

We have now awarded the frameworks and contracts to support emergency services with the auction and disposal of end-of-life vehicles and items, consisting of two lots

10 August 2023

Emergency Services Show 2023

Come and meet our team of commercial experts and learn more about BlueLight Commercial and what we can offer your organisation at the Emergency Services Show on 19-20 September at the NEC.

08 August 2023

Framework Tender: PSU Clothing and Equipment

We are seeking to award a framework for police forces for the provision of PSU Clothing and Equipment, covering 9 Lots.

27 July 2023

National Framework Awarded for Body Armour

The framework and contracts have been awarded for general patrol and firearms armour to the new 2017 Home Office Standards, consisting of two lots.

21 July 2023

National Framework Awarded for Motor Oils and Lubricants

A single provider has been appointed to supply and deliver vehicle oil and lubricants on a national basis, for all UK police forces and any other named blue light organisations.

04 July 2023

Investors in People - Silver Award

We are so thrilled to have been awarded "Investors in People, We Invest in People, Silver Accreditation.

09 June 2023

Invitation to Suppliers of Scene of Crime Consumables

Bluelight Commercial are conducting early market engagement and supplier consultation for an future opportunity to supply Police Forces with Scene of Crime (Forensic) consumables.

05 June 2023

Supporting LGBTI+ Pride Month with Learning Resources

For members and partners we have a selection of free e-learning for LGBTI+ related subjects such as unconscious bias and using gender pronouns.

31 May 2023

All Climate Shirts

The framework and contracts have now been awarded for all climate shirts, consisting of two lots. Find out more.

04 May 2023

CIPS Corporate Ethics

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark in recognition of our commitment to ethical procurement.

24 April 2023

UK National Go Awards Finalist!

We're delighted to share that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for Procurement Team of the Year, at this year's UK National Go Awards!

17 March 2023

New Framework Published for Auction and Disposal of End-of-Life Vehicles

Our Fleet team have advertised the Framework for the Provision of Auction and Disposal of End-of-Life Vehicles and Items, on behalf of all police and fire services across the UK

08 March 2023

Changes to the way policing manages national forensics contracts

The NPCC has revealed upcoming changes to the way policing manages forensic science contracts and other commercial functions across England and Wales following a joint review.

13 February 2023

British HR Awards

We are delighted to announce that we’ve been named a Finalist in the British HR Awards 2023 - Public/Third Sector Company of the Year & SME of the Year

16 December 2022

New Framework Agreement for the Purchase of Standard and Specialist Vehicles

Crown Commercial Service has awarded the new framework agreement for the Purchase of Standard and Specialist Vehicles (RM6244)

12 December 2022

Headwear & Accoutrements

We're delighted to announce that the Headwear & Accoutrements framework and contracts have been awarded, consisting of Traditional Caps, Custodian Helmets, Bowlers, Baseball Caps, Bump Caps, Woolly Hats, Leather Accoutrements, Split Leather Accoutrements, and Textile Accoutrements.

13 October 2022

BlueLight Commercial Holds 2nd AGM

On Friday 30th September, BlueLight Commercial held its second virtual AGM, with the Board welcoming 48 attendees. All four resolutions presented to members were passed unanimously, including the re-election of the Board.

29 September 2022

New National Framework for Motor Oils and Lubricants

On behalf of UK forces, we have advertised a new national framework for the supply of motor oils and lubricants. This opportunity is advertised on EU Supply, reference number 59415.

23 September 2022

CIPS Procurement Team of the Year - Small Organisation

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that this week the BlueLight Commercial team won Procurement Team of the Year – Small Organisation at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Excellence in Procurement Awards 2022.

07 July 2022

National e-Procurement System Contract Awarded

We're pleased to announce that the framework agreement for the new national e-Procurement system has been awarded to In-tend Ltd.

29 April 2022

Contingent Labour Framework Awarded to Adecco Group Ltd.

BlueLight Commercial are pleased to announce that the Contingent Labour Framework has been awarded to the Adecco Group Ltd.

20 April 2022

Healthcare and Forensic Services in Custody Supplier Workshops

BlueLight Commercial are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Healthcare in Custody workshops in Reading for potential suppliers on the morning and afternoon of 13th May.

12 April 2022

National Selected Medical Practitioner (SMP) Forum

On Tuesday 17th May 2022, BlueLight Commercial are hosting the first National Selected Medical Practitioner (SMP) Forum in Leamington Spa. If you are a subject matter experts within a force (Occupational Health Specialists, FMAs, HR and Pension Specialists, Commercial Specialists) and Selected Medical Practitioners register your interest today.

29 March 2022

Next Generation Fleet : Important Dates

CCS Invitation to Tender for new National Fleet Framework, including lot for Emergency Services vehicles now published. BlueLight Commercial Fleet Supplier Engagement Event to be held 5th May 2022 at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. Register your interest today.

01 March 2022

Healthcare and Forensic Services in Custody Supplier Workshops Announced

BlueLight Commercial is excited to announce that ‘phase 2’ of the Healthcare and Forensic Services in Police Custody strategy is being launched with a series of regional workshops for suppliers in March.

17 February 2022

Rigid Inflatable Boats Contract Awarded

BlueLight Commercial are delighted to announce that after an extensive and comprehensive evaluation and competitive tender process, the framework contract for the supply of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) to blue light operators has been awarded to Delta Power Group.

28 January 2022

New Tender Opportunity Published for Aviation

BlueLight Commercial working in collaboration with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have published a new tender opportunity for Police Aviation Services.

21 January 2022

Request for Information by National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Request for Information by National Police Air Service (NPAS) for Airborne Satellite Communications Systems and Airborne Detect and Avoid Systems for small to medium sized RPAS

09 November 2021

Invitation to participate in Next Generation Procurement Physical Forensics Services Dynamic Purchasing System now live

We are delighted to announce the publication of an invitation to participate in the creation of the Next Generation Procurement Physical Forensics Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), which will be in place for a seven year period.

05 November 2021

Selected Medical Practitioners market engagement event announced

The Policing Vision 2025 sets out the ambition to ensure that every member of the police service should feel confident that their welfare and wellbeing is being supported by their force, that everyone understands their personal responsibilities and that a culture supporting the aim is embedded into every force.

03 November 2021

Sustainability Decarbonisation Programme Launch

Policing directly impacts our local environment, from the vehicles we drive to police stations and energy we consume. Over the next few years Police Forces across England and Wales will play a significant role in achieving the Government’s Net Zero carbon ambition.

18 October 2021

Ford's Transit deployed as Protected Personnel Carrier to UK Police Forces

BlueLight Commercial are delighted to announce that Ford’s new 5.0-tonne Transit has been deployed as a Protected Personnel Carrier (PPC) with police forces across the country, having won the BlueLight Commercial national tender to supply 400 vehicles over the next four years.

01 October 2021

Announcing the next stage in the commercial development of the Healthcare in Custody work stream

Following the success of the Healthcare in Custody market engagement which took place in July, BlueLight Commercial is delighted to announce the next stage in the commercial development which will result in the development of a new Dynamic Purchasing System

20 September 2021

BlueLight Commercial in collaboration with NPAS issues new RFI on Aviation for imaging systems for "Drones"

BlueLight Commercial are delighted to be supporting the National Police Air Service (NPAS) in undertaking a new market engagement RFI for "Drones"

03 August 2021

Market Update on Construction Material Shortages

BCIS Materials Cost Index shows that provisionally materials prices rose by 2.7% in the 1st quarter 2021 and the forecast is currently expecting a 7.2% annual increase.

29 June 2021

Healthcare in Custody Police Tenders and Supplier Engagement Event 22nd July 2021

BlueLight Commercial, in collaboration with 13 police forces, today announced the launch of 7 new tenders over the next four months, for the provision of healthcare services in custody.

24 June 2021

Join BlueLight Commercial in conversation with Capsticks 14th July 2021

Join us in conversation with Capsticks, a leading UK law firm, on equality, diversity and inclusivity in public procurement.

05 April 2021

Our new Social Value Action Planning Tool

Businesses are now able to make use of a free online tool to help them develop their own Social Value Action Plan.

22 March 2021

Helping to protect the front-line during the pandemic

BlueLight Commercial have coordinated a national approach to the provision of PPE with The Department of Health & Social Care.