As a public body, Greater Manchester Police is subject to rules and regulations imposed by EU legislation and by the Mayor for Greater Manchester to promote fair and open competition for Greater Manchester Police's business while minimising exposure to fraud and collusion.
The Contractual Standing Orders are those of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester. Their purpose is to set clear rules for the procurement of goods, works and services.
They ensure a system of openness, integrity and accountability where the probity and transparency of the process will be beyond reproach. This leads to better value for money and give confidence to all concerned that the authority is fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities.