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Barbara Smedley

Barbara Smedley

Senior Commercial manager
Barbara.smedley@dorset.pnn.police.uk
07761 330 723

Experience

Procurement, contracts and supply management with 7 years in private sector in manufacturing and pharmaceutical research and development while living in Edinburgh. The last 22 years have been in public sector procurement working with Nottingham & Lincoln University. Moved into Police sector as Head of Procurement for Northamptonshire & then EMSCU (Notts, Northants and Derby Constabulary).  Final period in NHS Ambulance Sector with East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. 

Glad to be back working in the Police sector.

I can help you with…

Procurement tenders & evaluations, contracts (legal) and contract management.

What was your first job in policing or forensics?

In policing; sorting out a tender for a microwave c £250,000.

What is your favourite part of your role?

Seeing a plan fall into place and keeping stakeholders and suppliers content

What work in your career have you most enjoyed?

Tender for new Custody Building in Northamptonshire c£9.5m

DPS for the provision of private ambulance providers for England c£50m

Narrowly missed having to sell a herd of cows at Lincoln University!