Loan Vehicles for RaSP (Royal and Specialist Protection)

Reference code: 
PCD 594
Date signed: 
31 May 2019
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The President of the United States is visiting the United Kingdom on a State Visit starting on the 3rd of June. The visit is scheduled to last 3 day but could be extended. There will be a number of other protected persons in the American delegation who will be holding parallel meetings and events while the State Visit is happening. The President will also be attending the D Day commemoration in Portsmouth, with the Prime Minister, Royal Family and Heads of State from around the world.
 
This visit has an overarching MPS Public order and protection operation. Royalty and Specialist Protection will provide protection for all the dignitaries both in London and Portsmouth, this represents a large surge demand for both officers and vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover have agreed to provide the requested vehicles as a free of charge loan. This is allowable under s93 of the Police Act 1996. DMPC approval is required as the estimated market value of the loan vehicles exceeds MPS delegated approval thresholds. This arrangement will have no bearing on any future procurement activity.

Recommendation

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is recommended to approve the acceptance of loan vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover, for the purpose of the President of United States State Visit  in June 2019. 

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    The President of the United States is visiting the United Kingdom on a State Visit starting on the 3rd of June. The visit is scheduled to last 3 day but could be extended. There will be a number of other protected persons in the American delegation who will be holding parallel meetings and events while the State Visit is happening. 
 
1.2.    The President will also be attending the D Day commemoration in Portsmouth on the with the Prime Minister, Royal Family and other Heads of State from around the world. This visit has an overarching MPS Public order and protection operation.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    Royalty and Specialist Protection will provide protection for all the dignitaries both in London and Portsmouth, this represents a large surge demand for both officers and vehicles.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    Jaguar Land Rover have agreed to provide vehicles as a free of charge loan, and DMPC approval is required as the estimated market value of the loan vehicles exceeds MPS delegated approval thresholds (of £50,000).  

3.2.    This arrangement will have no bearing on any future procurement activity.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    Section 93 of the Police Act 1996 makes provision for police authorities to accept gifts, loans, donations and sponsorship in connection with the discharge of any of its functions
 
4.2.    S93 provides the MOPAC, as the local policing body, may in connection with the discharge of any its functions; accept gifts of money, and gifts or loans of other property, on such terms as appear to be appropriate to the MOPAC. In relation to the terms, S93 enables the MOPAC to include terms providing for the commercial sponsorship of any activity of the MOPAC or the MPS. 

4.3.     The MOPAC Scheme of Delegation at Clause 5.6 requires all individual gifts, loans of property or sponsorship with an estimated market value in excess of £50,000 to be referred to the DMPC for approval.

5.    GDPR and Data Privacy 

5.1.    This project does not use personally identifiable data of members of the public, so there are no GDPR issues to be considered. 

6.    Equality Comments

6.1.    There are not considered to be equality or diversity implications arising from this procurement process.

7.    Background/supporting papers

7.1.    None. 
 


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