The procurement department is responsible for the procurement and supply of goods and services for the Cheshire Fire and Rescue, including all fire stations and community safety centres throughout Cheshire.
The role of Procurement is to obtain best value for money, this means choosing the bid that offers the optimum combination of whole life costs and benefits to meet the customer's requirement. This is not necessarily the lowest initial price option and requires assessing the ongoing revenue/resource costs as well as the initial capital investment.
It is Cheshire Fire Authority's policy to adhere to the following rules when obtaining quotes.
£5,000 - £50,000 (3 written quotes)
£50,000 - £164,176 (formal tender)
Over £164,176 (advertise in the Official Journal of European Union (OJEU), this is the threshold for Public sector goods and services)
Contracts and Agreements
All recorded information in relation to current Cheshire Fire contracts can be found using the following link: Blue Light Procurement Database (opens in new window)
The following supplier guide will assist suppliers who are interested in providing goods and services to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service:
Supplier Guide (new window, PDF 212KB)
General terms and conditions
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service General Terms and Conditions (new window PDF 37 KB)
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