Investment Request – Scrum Teams– March 2016

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 62
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 an investment in the SCRUM development teams.


To approve the:

Scrum Teams

1. Increase of the approved cap on spending on SCRUM development teams from £9.8M to £11.5M for the period April 2016 to September 2016. The additional £1.7M is required to fund the extension of the IVMA development and the Mobility Devices corporate MetIP platform development through to the end of September 2016

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:

Scrum Teams
Due to resourcing issues, technical problems, delays in related dependencies, and anticipated development of additional software for the Mobility Programme, development is now anticipated to continue through to September 2016, requiring an additional £1.7M which will increase the financial ceiling to £11.5M.  This is additional spending required over and above that provided in the individual projects’ business cases; the funding provision will be requested in separate papers concerning those projects.

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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