Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. The MPS requires the ability to centrally manage the authorisation processes associated with all covert activity and implement a governance regime within a single corporate IT system, the Covert Policing Management Platform (CPMP).
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The recommended solution to provide this capability is a commercial, off the shelf based solution, which will replace legacy systems and processes.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. The capital cost is £6.48m of which £4.0m has been allocated in the capital programme. The additional capital requirement of £2.48m will be funded from the Metropolitan Police Service corporate revenue underspend in 2017/18 and ring-fenced for use on this project in 2018/19 and 2019/20.
3.2. Ongoing revenue costs of £0.72m p.a. are planned to be funded from savings to be identified during the budget scrutiny process.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is a contracting authority as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). All awards of public contracts for goods and/or services value at £181,302 or above must be procured in accordance with the Regulations.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. Of the nine Protected Characteristics, only disability is engaged, in respect of assistive technology software. The Statement of Requirements included a mandatory requirement that the solution must be compatible with such software.
6. Background/supporting papers