Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spend about £20 million each year on the procurement of goods, services and works from a diverse range of suppliers. It is our public duty to ensure this money is spent in the most effective way whilst delivering value for money and complying with our statutory duty. As a public sector organisation the way in which we procure is governed by both internal regulations and national and European legislation. The following are available to download for further information on how procurement activities are managed within the Service:
- Standard Terms and Conditions
- Information and guidelines for contractors
Any supplier interested in pursuing business opportunities with the Service should visit www.bluelight.gov.uk where they can register free of charge against contract categories that align with their business. When a contract opportunity arises within a category they have indicated, they will receive an alert and can then decide whether or not they wish to register an expression of interest against that specific opportunity and enter into the procurement process. Use of the Bluelight Portal is free of charge to suppliers and user guides are available in the Suppliers Area section. Registration also enables access to opportunities advertised by other participating Member Authorities within the Emergency Service Sector.
The Service already has existing contracts in place. In accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act details of the contract, title, start and end date is accessible through a contracts database www.blpd.gov.uk. The Bluelight Procurement Database (BLPD) enables a search facility on current contracts that have been awarded www.blpd.gov.uk/foi/foi.aspx. The site also enables searches for other contracts let by participating Member Authorities within the Emergency Service Sector.
If you require further information and wish to get in touch please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase Orders and Payment Queries
Suppliers must be in receipt of a valid Purchase Order (PO) before providing goods and services. To avoid delay in payment the invoice must be legally compliant and include the relevant PO number. For queries regarding invoices or payments please contact the finance department via emailing the email@example.com