Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. In March 2018 approval was received for the Phase 2 (live Beta) to transition the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary website service covered to a shared platform and provide support from April 2018 to July 2018. Following the successful delivery of Phase 2 (live Beta) services onto the Single Online Home National Platform, the Digital Public Contact Programme and Metropolitan Police Service are progressing the procurement of a new contract to deliver single on line home for policing.
1.2. Between now and the anticipated approval of the national platform the Home Office via Digital Public Contact would like us to continue developing the current platform to include: Firearms Licensing Photo Upload, the Firearms Licensing form elements for the payment process (this will use the Gov.UK Pay service) and the Niche Integration. This will enable faster take-on of new forces when a new contract is in place.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. This paper only seeks authority to do the required development work, and any testing activities prior to launch. This functionality will not be deployed into the live environment until there is formal agreement via the appropriate governance process.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. Funding for this work (covering Metropolitan Police Service resource as part of the National Website team and Supplier [CDS] activity for additional developments) is within the Digital Public Contact forecast for FY18/19 from the Police Transformation Fund grants and has no financial impact or long-term commitment on the Metropolitan Police Service.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. There are no significant legal implications that arise directly from the recommendations or decisions proposed in the report.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. This paper covers a request for additional funds to continue work that is already in progress, and as such there are no new equality and diversity issues arising from this work.
6. Background/supporting papers