Investment Request – Mobility Programme – March 2016

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 61
Date signed: 
18 March 2016
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper requests the approval of the Mobility Programme.


To approve the:

Mobility Programme

1. Advanced funding from the FBC of £1.5m capital from the revised Capital Plan for continuation of implementation of long-lead items and production of the Mobile Devices Final Business Case; and
2. Advanced funding from the FBC of £675k project revenue for continuation of support for the Mobility iPad pilot.
Such that the final business case results in efficient and effective solutions informed by national best practice and appropriate levels of interoperability.

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:

Mobility Programme
The Mobility programme is the key enabler to mobilise the MPS, and support the MPS to transform its way of operating to become a more agile modern police force.  This paper describes the advanced funding request for the Mobile Devices project due to the revised submission date of the Final Business Case from March to July 2016; so that OMM 2020 tested benefits and supplier costs with committed timescales can be incorporated.

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.


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