This section details information about finances (including grants awarded to external agencies), expenditure, contracts and property.
This section contains the annual financial accounts for both the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. It also includes the Annual Governance Statement and the Auditor’s Report.
Information relating to historical 2011-12 Police Authority Accounts can also be found here.
Documents in this section are forward looking and relate to financial planning. The Medium Term Financial Plan is the Commissioner’s key financial planning document setting out the budget requirement for the next four years and how the requirement will be financed (through grants, precept and the use of reserves).
Use of Reserves
As part of the police funding settlement for 2018/19 the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims called for greater transparency in how public money is used locally. In particular, he called for more information to be made available around plans for the use of reserves and how those plans will support more effective policing. Details of the level and planned use of reserves are set out in our Medium Term Financial Strategy and can be found here.
This section provides details of the grants issued by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, including Victims services, Crime and Disorder Grants and Youth Fund Allocations.
All payments greater than, or equal to, £500 made by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cambridgeshire Constabulary can be found here.
The PCC/CC are satisfied that the spend on contracts represent Value for Money because:
- For orders below £5,000, contract regulations require that good procurement processes are followed to ensure that the Constabulary and OPCC obtain good value for money;
- For orders over £5,000 and below £50,000 contract regulations require three written quotations and use of local suppliers must be considered;
- For orders over £50,000 the Procurement Department must manage the procurement process in line with all relevant legislation and guidance.
Contracts and tenders
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Police operate a joint procurement function, using synergy and economies of scale to deliver value for money. Details of all contracts and tender opportunities with Cambridgeshire Constabulary can be found here. We also detail all contracts awarded over £10,000.
The identity of any premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purposes of the Police & Crime Commissioner is available below.