Consultation outcome

Obtaining better value for money from police procurement

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Obtaining Better Value For Money From Police Procurement Summary Of Consultation: Responses And Next Steps

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Detail of outcome

Original consultation

Summary

The consultation asked for your views on the impact of rationalising police procurement and on the detail of proposed regulations.

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Consultation description

The police service in England and Wales spends about £3.3bn each year on goods and services, of which £2.8bn is spent by police authorities through contracts let nationally, regionally or locally. Goods and services for policing are bought in up to 43 different ways across the country.

A more joined up approach will save the police money on buying equipment and services and sharing IT. This consultation is about the first step towards that more joined up approach.

The consultation asked for your views on the impact of this approach to rationalising police procurement and on the detail of proposed regulations.

Policing in the 21st century

Alongside this consultation, we are also running a wider consultation - Policing in the 21st century: re-connecting the police and the people. Chapter four explains that to make savings as soon as possible, the government will propose regulations to make the police buy some equipment and services through particular contracts and will publish a more detailed consultation on the proposed regulations. 

This document is the more detailed consultation on proposed regulations.

Documents

The Police Act 1996 (equipment) regulations 2011 and the Police Act 1996 (services) regulations 2011: impact assessment

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The Police Act 1996 (equipment) regulations 2011 and the Police Act 1996 (services) regulations 2011: impact assessment (PDF file - 482kb)

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Obtaining better value for money from police procurement - summary of consultation: responses and next steps

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Obtaining better value for money from police procurement - summary of consultation: responses and next steps (PDF file - 196kb)

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Obtaining better value for money from police procurement

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Obtaining better value for money from police procurement (PDF file - 199kb)

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Published 26 July 2010