Category: Arm's Length Body (includes Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Trading Funds and NHS bodies)
The government-owned organisation, Firebuy, was set up in 2006 to secure greater value for money through economies of scale and greater collaboration in procurement for the Fire and Rescue Services.
Firebuy has now closed as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB).
The management of the original framework agreements which are still running has been formally transferred to The Consortium for Purchasing and Distribution Limited. Wiltshire Council, who is undertaking the role of Contracting Authority as required under The Public Contracts Regulations 2006, acts in no other capacity.