Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Procurement (7F)
Seven Force Collaborative Teamwork
In January 2020, 7F Collaborative Procurement Function went live, delivering procurement services on behalf of Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Police. The very first collaboration of its type, the team were a mixture of procurement personnel from each of the forces, plus specifically recruited team members.
In March 2020, only 2 months after the formation of the team, a PPE Task Force was rapidly created in response to the Covid19 pandemic. The aim of the Task Force was to secure PPE product lines, ensuring that Operational Policing was not negatively impacted due to a lack of supplies.