Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. MetIP is an integration system (Enterprise Service Bus) that will facilitate the integration of MPS systems and data, enabling different systems to communicate and share data, events and functionality.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The development of MetIP has been completed; however, the original business case did not include the funding for the ongoing maintenance and support of the application or the migration of data from the existing Integration Service Bus system.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. This paper proposes an interim support arrangement for 2016/17 prior to transition to the new IT provider in 2017/18. Interim support costs and decommissioning costs will be met from project revenue. The ongoing costs will be met from within existing budgets.
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.
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.
6. Background/supporting papers
6.1. MPS Paper