Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. This is a Health and Safety requirement, which means the MPS have a legal requirement to provide the provision of first aid. The supply of First Aid consumables and Pharmaceuticals supports operational policing.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. First Aid equipment must be provided for employees under the Health and Safety (first aid) regulations. First aid training equipment is required to deliver first aid training to officers and staff. Officers and staff deliver front line first aid to the people of London on a daily basis. First aid equipment have expiry dates so the requirement is ongoing and during the timeline of the contract period defibrillators within the MPS will need to be replaced which is included within this requirement. The MPS has an obligation under PACE to deal with immediate healthcare issues for detained people including the provision of some medications.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. Expenditure will be met from Business Groups’ devolved revenue budgets.
3.2. The MPS has led a National Framework for the Supply & Delivery of First Aid, Pharmaceuticals, Emergency Life Support, Training Equipment and Associated Products & Compressed Medical Gases. Authorities eligible to call off from this framework include the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), elected local policing bodies, other police authorities for UK police forces and the Fire and Rescue Service. The total framework value is £8.27m and £2m is the available spend for other authorities.
4. Legal Comments
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is a contracting authority as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). All awards of public contracts for goods/services valued at £181,302 or above must be procured in accordance with the Regulations. This report confirms that the proposed awards exceed this threshold. Accordingly, the Regulations are engaged.
4.1. This report confirms that a compliant procurement process in line with the Regulations was conducted for this requirement.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. There are no negative equality and diversity implications anticipated with this contract award.
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