Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. The Central Estate Programme is a project designed to rationalise and improve the “to be” retained estate mainly in relation to central functions, decision PCD 335 refers.
1.2. The original Central Estate Programme CTOC Hub paper included a revenue uplift for the cost of Optima, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Occupational Health provider, moving out of Empress State Building (ESB), providing their own accommodation and recharging the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) as part of a contract charge. Following a review of the options this proposal is for the MPS to invest in the Gilmour Section House site. Optima would then occupy the space as a contractor.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The benefits to the MPS are that purpose-designed and refurbished accommodation for the Occupational Health service can be provided in a single accessible central location, and the programme of vacating Empress State Building can be de-risked and kept on track. The MPS will also retain an enhanced asset. There are further commercial and operational benefits which are set out in Part 2
2.2. The MPS also highlight in this paper that Optima are the recruitment service contractor, SSCL’s sub-contractor for the provision of the fitness and health check elements of the recruitment service, and that this ‘Day 2’ activity will be added to the scope of the Limehouse proposal.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. Funding for the capital cost will be met from within the existing overall Central Estate Programme CTOC business case.
3.2. The revenue implications of this proposal are also contained within the existing business case.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. In carrying out its functions, the MOPAC may, under paragraph 7, Schedule 3 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 “do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the exercise of the functions of the Office”.
4.2. The DMPC is asked to approve the recommendation under paragraph 4.8 of the MOPAC Scheme of Consent and Delegation which requires DMPC approval for “Business cases for revenue or capital expenditure of £500,000 and above” and “Budget virements or movements of £500,000 and above”.
5. Commercial Issues
5.1. The MPS propose to use existing compliant routes to market for the provision of the works and services to invest in Gilmour House.
6. GDPR and Data Privacy
6.1. The proposal does not use personally identifiable data of members of the public therefore there are no GDPR issues to be considered.
7. Equality Comments
7.1. There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this request.
8. Background/supporting papers
8.1. MPS Report to IAM