Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
Introduction and background
- The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) currently have two contracts in place for the provision of Office Supplies and Computer/Electronic consumables which expire shortly. There is contract spend for Office Supplies of £6,450,000 and £3,350,000 for Computer/Electronic consumables.
Issues for consideration
- The LCSG Framework is the current route to market that is utilised by both Transport for London (TfL) and London Fire Brigade (LFB).
- This route to market via the LCSG framework offers best value for money determined by recent benchmarking exercise conducted by the GLA Collaborative Procurement Team (CPT) on behalf of MOPAC.
- By utilising this route to market for Stationery/Office Supplies and Computer/Electronic Consumables, is estimated to deliver a cost saving of approximately 20-25% per annum based upon current demand volumes.
- The estimated total cost for both contracts over the four year period of £8,000,000 and this will be funded from within the existing budgets.
- An annual total cashable savings of between £237,346 and £296,682 over and above those already identified via previous savings plans is expected to be achieved across the MPS.
- The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is a contracting authority as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). When awarding public contracts for goods and services valued at £164,176 or above, all contracting authorities must do so in accordance with the Regulations.
- There are no direct equality issues arising from this proposal.