Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. The MPS provides an Armed Policing capability from several armed commands, each of which provide a specialist role. Within these commands there are several weapon systems of various calibres that are employed to support these roles. Each calibre requires a specific ammunition type in order for it to be suitable for deployment, with some commands requiring a more diverse range of ammunition types.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. To ensure the sustainment of firearms training and operational capability the MPS request to move to a supply contract or MOU with UK partner agencies.
2.2. Further detail is in Part 2
3. Financial Comments
3.1 See Part 2 for detail
4. Legal Comments
4.1. DLS confirms that the recommendations can be approved on the basis that Commercial and Legal Services help to ensure that the specific procurement processes adopted to purchase the ammunition in future are compliant with relevant law and regulations.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report
6. Background/supporting papers