Emergency Services Network – Change Request

Reference code: 
PCD 101
Date signed: 
06 December 2016
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper requests approval to modify the contract with Frequentis for the MPS Integrated Communications and Controls Systems (ICCS) platform in order to provide the required national Emergency Services Network functionality and connectivity.

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to approve additional funding to modify the contract with Frequentis (the MPS ICCS supplier).

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

1.    Introduction and background

1.1    The Home Office Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is set to replace the national Airwave radio service used by all three emergency services. The Emergency Services Network (ESN) is being delivered by Motorola. The MPS entered into a contract with Frequentis to modify the MPS ICCS platform in order to provide the required national ESN functionality and connectivity.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The HO ESN programme has been delayed by five months and therefore additional costs have been incurred by Frequentis. 

2.2.    Further details are set out in the Part 2. 

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    These are set out in the Part 2.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    There are no legal implications arising from this report.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report