Decision details

GMP DN - A0944 Tactical Communications and Hearing Protection

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Procurement legislation requires GMP to tender for these goods and services. The recommended route provides the most effective route to market.


Approval is given to tender for the supply of Tactical Communications and Hearing Protection using an open tender procedure. The contract will be for 5 years, with the option to extend for a further 5 years. The likely value for GMP of 10 years spend would be circa £538k.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – rejected as non-compliant with Procurement Legislation and Chief Constable’s Financial Instructions.
Use a framework - rejected as there are none available.

Publication date: 08/03/2023

Date of decision: 03/03/2023