Under the legislation there is a requirement to publish every contract with a value exceeding £10,000 and a list of those that have a value of less than £10,000 to which they or the Chief Constable is a party. In some circumstances limited redactions will be made to contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law, to protect commercial interests and for the protection of national security.
In West Yorkshire the majority of formal contracts are in excess of £50,000.
Details of contracts may be viewed on the Bluelight Emergency Services Tendering website.
Once on the Bluelight website:
- Click on 'Awarded Contracts' on the left hand menu.
- Under 'Organisation' on the form that appears, select 'West Yorkshire Police'
- Finally, click on 'Search' to see the list of contracts
Payments are made in line with the Mayor's scheme of delegation, purchasing regulations and contract standing orders which require all expenditure to be legal, properly authorised, achieve best value and provide value for money for the public.