West Midlands Fire Service spends around £12 million per annum on the procurement of supplies, works and services providing companies of all sizes with a wide range of business opportunities.
The service has a statutory duty to ensure that the procurement of supplies, works and services represents the most cost-effective solution and that best value for money has been achieved. The Authority is committed to ensuring that public money is spent in a way that is fair, honest and accountable and that all decisions are transparent. These pages outline the procedures that deliver that commitment.
The corporate procurement section provides specialist support to fire service departments in all tasks relating to a wide variety of contractual arrangements. To obtain the best value, most of our procurement is carried out through corporate contracts which have been subject to competition or joint arrangements with other local authorities and emergency services.
West Midlands Fire Service procurement procedures are governed by internal policies, financial regulations and the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).
Where the contract value exceeds the PCR 2015 monetary threshold stated below there will be an advertisement on the Find a Tender Service website: https://www.gov.uk/find-tender
Our lower value tenders will be advertised on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder