MPS gym equipment contract (1)

MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On the 15th December 2017 the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime signed a decision that recommended a four year single supplier framework agreement for inspection, maintenance and occasional supply of gym equipment to support the MPS' operation of 66 gym facilities across its estate.  What research, if any, was undertaken before this decision as to other potential cheaper options available, such as providing free gym membership to police officers in the extensive network of gyms that already exist across London?


Answer for MPS gym equipment contract (1)

Answer for MPS gym equipment contract (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

For operational and security reasons there is a requirement to maintain a number of gyms within MPS premises and this Framework is for the supply and maintenance of equipment in such facilities.  The provision of free gym access to all police officers would not replace the requirement to have on-site gym facilities and it would not offer operational benefit or cost savings, and thus this option was not evaluated.