Commercial expertise is a critical element within emergency services as third party suppliers play an increasingly important role in supporting front-line services.
BlueLight Commercial is designed to support delivery of the Policing Vision 2025, encourage transformation of policing and engender cultural change. It will raise the commercial capability within blue light services whilst building capacity and credibility of the commercial profession. It focuses on maximising benefits to front line operational performance.
BlueLight Commercial will be responsible for the interface with other external bodies including the Home Office, the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO) and Crown Commercial Services (CCS), as well as other policing organisations. It will provide support, guidance and recommended approaches across key commercial areas in order to support local commercial teams.
Local commercial teams will be able to use BlueLight Commercial outputs and support to help meet the needs of their force. Suppliers will usually be managed locally and forces will be supported to deal effectively with strategic suppliers in order to help tackle problems and drive improvement.