As part of her commitment to being open and transparent, the Commissioner publishes information on how money is spent.
Grants & Funding
The Commissioner has responsibility for setting a number of important grants that work to improve community safety on Merseyside.
Find out more about the Commissioners grants and funding.
In April 2015, the provision of referral and support services for victims was divided, with some services being delivered nationally and others being provided on a regional basis. Responsibility for commissioning these services was given to Police Commissioners.
For more information on how these servies were split and how the Commissioner has gone about providing services regionally, please see the Commissioning page.
Estates strategy - taking the right steps
Since taking office, the Commissioner has been delivering an £130m investment plan to transform Merseyside Police stations and facilities.
Find out more here
Spending over £500
As part of her commitment to transparency, the Commissioner publishes details of all individual invoices, grant payments, expense payments and other transactions by both her office and Merseyside Police which are over £500.
You can find a full list of these at Spending over £500.
Allowances and Expenses
The Commissioner has made the decision to claim no expenses other than standard rail fares when travelling outside of the region.
All these fares are detailed, alongside a full allowances, expenses, travel and subsistence policy on the Commissioner's Allowances and Expenses page.
Gifts and Hospitality
A record of each offer of a gift or hospitality made to the Commissioner, the Deputy (when in post) or to any member of staff in the Commissioner's Office is kept.
This register also indicates whether the offer was accepted or refused.
Take a look at all the Gifts and Hospitality Registers
Following guidance from her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, the PCC has also published a record of each offer of a gift or hospitality made to Merseyside Police's Chief Constable since April 2019.
Contracts and Tenders
The Commissioner and Merseyside Police aim to deliver a first class service whilst ensuring the PCC and the Force obtain value for money within it contracts and procurement. Contracts are in place to deliver a wide variety of services from operational equipment to services for support to the Commissioner and Force. Both the Commissioner and Merseyside Police are keen to promote transparency and openness, and there is a requirement under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 as enlarged on and amended by Statutory Instruments 2011 3050 and 2012 2479 (the Act) for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) and Chief Constables to publish information on spend, tender information and details of contracts.
Value for money is achieved as a result of all staff ordering goods and services being required to comply with the PCC’s Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders as set out in the Corporate Governance Framework.
Additionally, on an annual basis, the PCC and Chief Constable’s external auditors are required under Section 5 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to satisfy themselves that proper arrangements are in place for securing economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the PCC and Chief Constable’s use of resources. Find out more about the Audit Committee.
Invitations to Tender (ITT)
Tender opportunities for Merseyside Police may be viewed on the Emergency Services Tendering system at www.bluelight.gov.uk. This is a dynamic system that is continually updated with tender opportunities which allows organisations to register within specific areas of interest to receive email notification of new tender opportunities including those from other emergency services.
Instructions for 'bluelight'
- To view tenders, click on 'New Opportunities' on the left hand menu.
- Under 'Organisation' on the form that appears, select "Merseyside Police" and click on “Search” to view current tender opportunities.
- Alternatively, tick the “All Opportunities” box, then click on “Search” to see present and future opportunities.
Tenders are also advertised on Contract Finder https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder ” or in TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) – the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union' (OJEU) as appropriate http://ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do
All formal contracts carried out by Merseyside Police on behalf of the PCC are registered on a National Contracts Database at https://www.blpd.gov.uk/foi/foi.aspx
In addition details of all tenders and contract awarded can be found in the annual Tender Monitoring and Standing Order 8 Exemption Report published on the key decisions page under other decisions.
Instructions for 'blpd'
- To view contract information utilise the drop down box next to "Organisation".
- Select "Merseyside Police" for contracts for Merseyside PCC
- For details on specific contracts click the link under "Contract Title"
Jane is committed to creating social value in all activities to benefit the people of region. As such, she expects all partners and suppliers to identify opportunities to maximise social value in contracts especially through the employment of local people in their workforce.
By mindfully buying for social value Jane wants to create opportunities for local businesses to join supply chains and for local people to access meaningful employment so that she can contribute to a fairer city region for all.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires any commercial organisation that is a body corporate or partnership, carries on a business or part of a business in the UK, supplies goods or services and has an annual turnover of £36m or more to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement. While the PCC does not fit this requirement, she is committed to tackling Modern Slavery and Chairs the Modern Slavery Network that provides integrated, sustainable and effective interventions for potential victims of modern day slavery.
She has also provided training to other public sector organisations to help them meet these requirements. Please click here for more info.
More guidance on this legislation can be found here.