Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
Introduction and background
1. In support of the Police and Crime Plan commitment to reduce costs by 20% the DMPC considers all procurement activity which in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation requires his approval.
Issues for consideration
2. The following items are to be considered for approval:
Met Integrated Policing Solution
The MPS current IT systems are standalone, old and fail to support operational requirements particularly around intelligence. A new integrated end-to-end policing solution is critical to the success of the OMM Blueprint to deliver efficient and effective operational services with the MPS and to deliver significant savings.
The MiPS project aims to replace the outdated standalone core operational systems which support Investigations, Intelligence, Custody and Prosecutions.
NSPIS Custody Renewal
NSPIS is the custody IT system for booking and handling the detention of prisoners, the current contract expires on 31 March 2016. This MPS are seeking approval to award a 4 year (3+1) single tender contract to Capita for the managed service of the NSPIS system with a value of £7.86m
Airwave Spectrum Increase
As an interim solution pending rollout of the Emergency Services Network project this paper is seeking approval to retain 60 Frequencies in the Airwave Tetra mission critical radio network to maintain capacity for MPS voice communications during BAU, planned events and spontaneous events.
MPS Electronic Security and Audio Visual Systems
The MPS estate relies on a range of electronic security systems that require ongoing support and maintenance. The current contract expires on 30 June 2016 and has no option to extend. The MPS are seeking approval to use the existing MPS Electronic Security and Control Room framework to conduct a mini competition under Lot 1 Building Technology Systems and Services. The estimated value of the tender is £8m over 4 years.
3. The cost of the proposed contracts will be funded from within existing budgets.
4. Full details are contained in the attached reports.
5. The recommendation can be lawfully approved in accordance with MOPAC Contract Regulations and EU/UK Procurement law.
6. In accordance with the MOPAC Scheme of Delegation and Consent (4.8), the DMPC must approve all requests to go out to tender for contracts that exceed £500,000.
7. Full details are contained within the reports attached.
8. Suppliers will be assessed prior to entering into agreements to ensure they comply with relevant legislation. It will be the responsibility of user departments to ensure that the MPS Equality and Diversity policies are adhered to through the life of the contract.
9. Suppliers may be asked to sign up to the Diversity Works for London Programme which assesses suppliers against the Equality and Diversity framework.
10. Joint Investment Board Papers