Regulations

As a public sector organisation, the authority’s methods of procuring are covered by the South East police combined general terms and conditions for the supply of goods and/or services (available to download below).

View general terms and conditions (PDF 101 Kb - opens new window).

View building South East terms and conditions (PDF 118 Kb - opens new window).

All business transactions with Thames Valley Police will normally be conducted under the terms of the Thames Valley Police Standard Conditions of Contract, unless a formal contract has been entered into with different terms.

Our procurement methods comply with internal force regulations, set by Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (opens new window), national legislation and regulations, Public Procurement Regulations and European Union directives.

European Union public procurement directives

Under European public procurement directives, public sector procurement must follow transparent procedures to ensure fair conditions of competition for all suppliers.

The public procurement threshold values above which the majority of contracts must be advertised in compliance with European Union requirements are:

  • Supplies - £172,514
  • Services - £172,514
  • Works - £4,322,012

Contracts for lower values are subject to tender or quotation in accordance with the police authority’s Financial Regulations.

For more information, view the Official Journal of the European Union website (opens new window).