Frequently Asked Questions

What contracts have the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent awarded?
Details relating to awarded contracts are published on the Blue Light Procurement Database (BLPD) website. For contracts and frameworks above the EU threshold a Contract Award Notice is published on the Sell2Wales website.
How do I find out who has been awarded a contract / included on a framework?
Details relating to awarded contracts are published on the BLPD website. For contracts and frameworks above the EU threshold a Contract Award Notice is published on the Sell2Wales website.
How can I find out when a procurement process is due to start?
New contracts and frameworks will commence the day after the expiration of the existing contract/framework. For contracts less than the threshold a notice will be published on the Sell2Wales website. For contracts above the EU threshold contracts notice will be published in the OJEU as well as through Sell2Wales website.
How can I find out when a contract is due to expire?
Details relating to awarded contracts are published on the BLPD website. Suppliers are also able to search past Notices on the Sell2Wales website.
Does Gwent Police hold 'Preferred Supplier Lists'?
No. Under EU and National regulations the use of preferred supplier lists is prohibited. Both existing and new suppliers are given the same opportunity to bid for business.
Does the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent operate 'Approved Lists' for specific goods or services?
No. As with 'preferred supplier lists' the use of 'approved lists' is prohibited. For some goods or services, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent may utilise frameworks of multiple suppliers which have been previously tendered under the appropriate procedure. Framework rules are applied in order for a sole supplier to be selected.
Where are contract opportunities advertised?
Advertisements/ Notices are published on the Sell2Wales website (and forwarded to OJEU for contracts above the EU threshold).
How do I find out if a contract exists that relates to my business?
There are several ways that this information can be sourced, either by looking at the list of contracts on BLPD (https://www.blpd.gov.uk/foi/foi.aspx), Sell2Wales (http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Default.aspx) or contact the Contracts and Procurement Department.
Does Gwent Police collaborate with any other Police Forces or Government Agencies?
The Police & Crime Commissioner for Gwent - will either lead on, or participate in collaborative contracts with other Forces, namely South Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police. As indicated above where appropriate existing frameworks lead by other Police Forces, National Procurement Service or Government Agencies may be utilised.