Strategic Change in the MPS

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 49
Date signed: 
18 March 2016
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper requests the approval in investment in the Strategic Change in the MPS


To approve

  1. Additional capped funding, detailed in part 2 of the paper, for the provision of services of a Strategic Partner.
  2. The continued use of two existing arrangements outlined in part 2 of the paper using a further sum of allocated budget from the Major Change Fund to secure continuity of consultancy support until the Strategic Partner is appointed1.
  3. The PBS that will be used as part of a competitive process to appoint a Strategic Partner.
  4. A competition is run using NEPRO to appoint the Strategic Partner
  5. That this approval be subject to MOPAC satisfaction that this work will result in a progress toward a clear plan bringing together all of the change work and reducing the need for long term consultancy support.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1. Introduction and background

1.1 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.

2. Issues for consideration

2.1 The following item is to be considered for approval:

Strategic Change in the MPS – Consultancy Support

2.1 The paper seeks additional ‘capped’ funding for the provision of services of a Strategic Partner who will support the Portfolio Transformation Office in managing delivery of the Met’s change portfolio over the next 2 years.  The proposal includes a Performance Based Specification (PBS) that will be used as part of a competitive process to appoint a Strategic Partner.  It is proposed that a competitive process is used to select the Strategic Partner through the NEPRO contract, which was approved in September 2015 by MOPAC as the MPS route to market for consultancy services

3. Financial Comments

3.1 The cost of the proposed contracts will be funded from within existing budgets.

3.2 Full details are contained in the attached reports.

4. Legal Comments

4.1 The recommendation can be lawfully approved in accordance with MOPAC Contract Regulations and EU/UK Procurement law.

4.2 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.

4.3 Full details are contained within the reports attached.

5. Equality Comments

5.1 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. 

5.2 Suppliers may be asked to sign up to the Diversity Works for London Programme which assesses suppliers against the Equality and Diversity framework.