BlueLight Commercial working in collaboration with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have published a new tender opportunity for Police Aviation Services.
This procurement aims to establish a Police Aviation Services Framework Agreement and immediately enter into two initial call-off contracts for: LOT 1: The lease or capital purchase of seven rotary aircraft for the police purpose, such aircraft to be modified with police role equipment; LOT 2: Delivery of a Police Air Support service to the London Region. NPAS is looking to meet the specific MPS and London Region availability needs and user requirements through a full turnkey police aviation contract; or awarding under LOT 3: A combination of Lots 1 and 2. NPAS is cognisant that suppliers may be interested in delivering both the Lot 1 and Lot 2 requirements and that a combined offer such as this may realise efficiencies.
Jo Osborne, Regional Commercial Director at BlueLight Commercial, said, “Over the last 18 months we have been working closely with NPAS, MPS and other stakeholders to shape the requirements and procurement strategy to deliver this bespoke aviation solution to support Policing in England and Wales. The new contracts will deliver enhanced aircraft, newer technology and enable higher levels of availability. Social value will be built into the requirements delivering environmental, economic and social benefits.”
The Framework Agreement is now advertised and interested suppliers should submit a response to the initial SSQ shortlisting phase by following the instructions on the EU supply portal by 12 midday on Monday 28February 2022.
The tender can be viewed here