As part of his focus on local businesses, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer wants to encourage local businesses to supply goods and services to Cheshire Constabulary.
Local businesses can find details of how to do business with Cheshire Constabulary by following the link from the ‘About Us’ / ‘Business Opportunities’ section on the Cheshire Constabulary website www.cheshire.police.uk.
Local Businesses are recommended to register on the Bluelight Emergency Services E-Tendering System as all of Cheshire Constabulary’s procurements are carried out using this system. Registration is FREE and as the www.bluelight.gov.uk site is a complete internet based e-tendering solution, no special software or equipment is required.
Once registered, local businesses will be able to view and express interest in tender opportunities from Cheshire Constabulary as well as those from other participating Authorities. Email notifications of any future opportunities advertised can also be sent allowing businesses to be made aware of opportunities in the future.
John Dwyer has also launched a new initiative designed to expose the true scale − and an accurate cost - of business crime across the county.
"Tackling business crime is one of my key priorities in my Police & Crime Plan," explained John Dwyer. "In order to gain an understanding of the seriousness of crime against businesses I am undertaking this ‘Crime against Business’ Survey."
The aim of the survey is to provide the Commissioner with a better understanding of the nature, cost and extent of crime against business within Cheshire so that he can hold the Chief Constable to account and ensure that any problems are tackled in the most appropriate and effective ways.
To take part in the business crime survey, which will take no more than 10 minutes, click onto www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk
Information on how to do business with all Police Forces in the North West can be found at: http://www.policeprocurementnorthwest.co.uk