Here at the Met, we spend over £850 million each year on a diverse range of goods and services, from ammunition and complex IT service contracts, to response vehicles and stationery. Managing that expenditure well means making it go further and with better outcomes, underpinning the delivery of our service to London and beyond.
The Met Commercial function is in the middle of a large scale transformation, working to deliver the following strategic aims:
build a world class capability and team
engage effectively with our markets and suppliers
improve and simplify how we work
deliver outcomes through commercial policy
Supporting with a wide range of services
Our commercial activity covers procurement where we buy goods and services as effectively as possible. We also manage the commercial relationships with all outsourced suppliers, working in partnership and through modern contract management practices. For more details, read our information for suppliers.
Additionally, we maximise revenue from third parties and generate income by leveraging our intellectual property and optimising the commerciality of our assets. We collect data and analyse our spend, as well as trends in all our markets. This ensures we make best use of our scarce and valuable resources.
How we are organised
The Commercial Services team is organised to work in partnership with the different business areas across the Met, providing excellent service to our internal customers and stakeholders. The team is made up of around 75 commercial colleagues, deployed into six different pillars aligned with our customers. These are:
Corporate and Professional Services
Covert and Counter Terrorism
Digital, Data and Technology
Enablement and Performance
Why you should join our team
By joining our team, you will get to achieve the following:
Be a part of an inclusive and brilliant place to work that is committed to the development of every individual in our team, and continuous improvement in what we do and how we do it.
Develop yourself professionally, working with and alongside fellow professionals on a wide variety of projects and with stakeholders at all levels all focussed on the delivery of excellence in public service.
Contribute to an environment that promotes transparency and collaboration that is attractive to suppliers, delivers on the Met commitments, and maximises positive social impact.
Provide world class commercial expertise, advice and support throughout the commercial lifecycle, from policy development to delivery, driving better performance, savings and commercial benefits.
Foster healthy and diverse supply markets, engaging effectively with suppliers and partners to create value, access innovation and manage risk appropriately.
Promote a commercial culture across the Met and MOPAC (Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime), and provide all Met employees with the resources and skills they need to achieve great commercial outcomes.
Enable the development of commercial capability across policing as a whole and amongst our partners.
Get involved with making London the safest global city in a time of unprecedented change within the UK's largest police service.