06 December 2023
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
BlueLight Commercial has released its Photographic & Surveillance Equipment, Accessories and Consumables Framework opportunity. The framework is split into two Lots.
03 November 2023
On behalf of UK forces, we have just advertised a new national framework for the supply of PAVA incapacitant spray.
30 October 2023
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
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
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
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
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
A virtual meeting for suppliers on 5 October, to find out more about the forthcoming procurement framework.
28 September 2023
A virtual meeting for suppliers on Monday 9 October, to find out more about the forthcoming procurement framework.
13 September 2023
A session describing work to transform the way forces procure higher education partners to deliver police constable entry programmes.
25 August 2023
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
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
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
We are seeking to award a framework for police forces for the provision of PSU Clothing and Equipment, covering 9 Lots.
27 July 2023
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
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
We are so thrilled to have been awarded "Investors in People, We Invest in People, Silver Accreditation.
09 June 2023
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
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
The framework and contracts have now been awarded for all climate shirts, consisting of two lots. Find out more.
04 May 2023
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
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
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
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
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
Crown Commercial Service has awarded the new framework agreement for the Purchase of Standard and Specialist Vehicles (RM6244)
12 December 2022
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
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
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
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
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
BlueLight Commercial are pleased to announce that the Contingent Labour Framework has been awarded to the Adecco Group Ltd.
20 April 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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) for Airborne Satellite Communications Systems and Airborne Detect and Avoid Systems for small to medium sized RPAS
09 November 2021
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
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
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
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
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 are delighted to be supporting the National Police Air Service (NPAS) in undertaking a new market engagement RFI for "Drones"
03 August 2021
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
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 us in conversation with Capsticks, a leading UK law firm, on equality, diversity and inclusivity in public procurement.
12 May 2021
05 April 2021
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
BlueLight Commercial have coordinated a national approach to the provision of PPE with The Department of Health & Social Care.