The purpose is to help suppliers and contractors who wish to trade with GMP.

GMP Procurement is based at:

Greater Manchester Police
Procurement Unit
Northampton Rd
M40 5BP

A telephone helpdesk is operated 8.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday on 0161 856 1140.

You can also email us.

Procurement rules

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 Greater Manchester Combined Authority Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. 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.

A copy of our Terms & Conditions can be downloaded here.

Opportunities and how to do business

Police forces in the northwest region utilise a common electronic tendering tool (branded 'Bluelight') to advertise and conduct quotation and tender exercises.

Bluelight lets prospective suppliers to view upcoming tender opportunities and register on our e-Tendering system.


Please use the Bluelight Police Database to access a list of contracts GMP currently uses.

Please go here to access reports revealing Expenditure over £500.