Investment Request – Solution Delivery and Integration Management

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 63
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 Solution Delivery and Integration Management (SDIM).


To approve the:

Solution Delivery and Integration Management (SDIM)

1. Approve in principle funding of £2.5m for programme management costs associated with the solution delivery model from Digital Policing specific reserves to get to Full Business Case (FBC) stage, including to test its consistency with the approach in other forces.

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:

Solution Delivery and Integration Management (SDIM)
The implementation of a revised model for Solution Delivery is an integral component of the larger transformation programme across Digital Policing (DP). The Digital Policing Transformation Programme is a key enabler of the One Met Model (OMM 2020). This programme will implement a new delivery model for digital services that meets business needs and reduces operating costs. This programme of change has been derived from a revised target operating model for DP (the ‘DP TOM’). This new Solution Delivery model fits and complements the MPS’s strategic direction and also addresses the problems inherent in the current Solution Delivery Model.

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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