Blue Light Commercial Agreement
February 26th, 2021
To sign the updated Blue Light Commercial Agreement
The Blue Light Commercial agreement (BLC) is an overarching agreement between BLC and each Force setting out the principles and respective roles and responsibilities of the parties to deliver financial and resource savings anticipated by the Home Office (this is referred to as the Purpose in the agreement). Every individual procurement to be undertaken by BLC is detailed in a separate sub-agreement should forces wish to commit to a particular initiative.
The agreement was originally signed in March 2020 and became operation later that year. The signing this Customer Agreement does not bind a Force into any future procurements and a Force can decide on a case by case basis which procurement(s) they decide to participate in.
The Head of Strategic Procurement for the 7 Force Strategic Collaboration Procurement has reviewed the revised Customer Agreement and can confirm that the changes to the original are primarily minor cosmetic changes (formatting, referencing etc) and the only additions of note are:
- Updated Data Protection clause (clause 15)
- Clarity that BLC will be liable for resolving any claims from bidders where BLC are leading a procurement (13.5)
- Confirmation of BLCs Professional Indemnity Insurance cover (12.3)
The Acting Police and Crime Commissioner is recommended to sign the updated Blue Light Commercial agreement.