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What can suppliers expect from Police Scotland at the Meet the Buyer 2023 event on 17 May?

Within Police Scotland, there is a centralised procurement service that holds responsibility for all procurement greater than £5000.

There are several elements of the role of the Police Scotland Procurement service fully described in its Procurement Strategy 2021 - 2023, including these:

  • Ensure that value for money is achieved through appropriate procurement strategies and procedures and input into programme business cases;
  • Pro-actively manage and develop the supplier base, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, identifying and managing any supply risks or value add opportunities;
  • Promote and engage in collaboration and information sharing with relevant partner organisations; and
  • Support sustainable policies through procurement processes.

Police Scotland’s regulated contract register is publicly available on Public Contract Scotland, which details live regulated contracts including start and end dates, as well as noting renewal expectations and extension options available. Some contract areas that Police Scotland is looking to engage with suppliers on include PPE, Health and Safety products and services, legal services, training, IT and software, and much more! Police Scotland is also interested in speaking with social enterprises, supported businesses and third sector organisations that can provide goods, works and services in local areas throughout Scotland.

For more information, please visit the Police Scotland website.

Next Steps

If your business can attend just one event this year, make it Meet the Buyer 2023! All suppliers, especially micro, small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises, are eligible to attend for free and must register an account with SDP to book a place.

Join the conversation: #MeetTheBuyer2023

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