NPCC Specialist Capabilities Programme

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 29
Date signed: 
17 March 2016
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The NPCC is hosted by the MPS, and has a requirement to source consultancy support in order to carry out a national review of specialist policing capabilities to ensure that they are distributed around the country based on threat, harm and risk.  The cost is being met by the Home Office. 


To approve the request to appoint PWC, via the NEPRO neutral vendor contract, as the partner to deliver the review in respect of the Specialist Capabilities Programme at a cost of £2.85m over 12 months, subject to this being agreed by the national Specialist Capabilities Programme Board and subject to ongoing PCC involvement.

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

Introduction and background

  1. The MPS hosts the NPCC, and provides business support services including procurement under a collaboration agreement.  The NPCC requirement is for a review of specialist policing capabilities based upon prioritised demand, threat and risk. The Home Office have provided the funding. 

Issues for consideration

  1. NPCC commissioned the MPS to procure the services and MPS have used the MOPAC approved NEPRO neutral vendor route to market.  The services to be reviewed include Surveillance, Roads Policing, Major Crime, Armed Policing, and four further services including Public Order and Cyber Policing.
  2. Ten organisations were invited to bid, and nine proposals were received.  On the pre-agreed quality/commercial scoring matrix PWC scored highest overall.

Financial Comments

  1. The cost of the proposed contract will be met from Home Office funding in 2016/17.

Legal Comments

  1. The NEPRO neutral vendor contract was awarded in December 2015 and represents a compliant route to procure the required services

Equality Comments

  1. There are no equality or diversity issues.