Investment Request – Covert Policing Management Platform – March 2016

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 55
Date signed: 
18 March 2016
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper requests the approval in investment in the Covert Policing Management Platform.


That the DMPC is asked to approve the:

Covert Policing Management Platform

1. Approve the delivery of a corporate covert authority system as a priority MPS project;
a. The delivery of this project under option 2 (procurement of an off-the-shelf product); 
b. The funding as set out in this report against the current capital plan

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

Introduction and background

1. In support of the Police and Crime Plan commitment to reduce costs by 20% the DMPC considers all procurement activity which in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation requires his approval.

Issues for consideration

2. The following item is to be considered for approval:

Covert Policing Management Platform (CPMP)
There is a pressing requirement for a system to provide corporate oversight and management of MPS covert authorities and assets.  The CPMP project will provide a centralised covert authorities system that will replace a number of existing electronic and paper-based systems with a single, corporate solution.

Financial Comments

3. The cost of the proposed contracts will be funded from within existing budgets. 

4. Full details are contained in the attached reports.

Legal Comments

5. The recommendation can be lawfully approved in accordance with MOPAC Contract Regulations and EU/UK Procurement law.

6. 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.

7. Full details are contained within the reports attached. 

Equality Comments

8. 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.  

9. Suppliers may be asked to sign up to the Diversity Works for London Programme which assesses suppliers against the Equality and Diversity framework.

Background/supporting papers

10. Joint Investment Board Papers

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