S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the provision of a Single 7 Force Procurement function between the Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners from; Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, and Suffolk

Decision

To sign the Decision Notice to sign the Sec 22A agreement to approve the collaboration agreement for the 7 Force Procurement Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended).

Decision Summary

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Co-ordination Board, meeting of the 24th January 2019 discussed and agreed to the proposal to create a single Procurement function. A single 7 Force Procurement Function under one leadership and governance structure (rather than the current three), will be better placed to enable, and maximise, the savings both now and in the future. This will be targeted through strategic and contractual harmonisation, exploiting synergy and aggregation of expenditure for goods and services across core services to the benefit of all the partners in the group.

The Board approved that the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary should sign the updated Section 22A Agreement to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.