Contract Renewal – Training Managed Services

Reference code: 
PCD 83
Date signed: 
27 October 2016
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper requests endorsement of the current Training Managed Service Provider (MSP) model and to approve the initiation and award of contract for a two year period to Premier Partnerships up to a value of £18m.


The DMPC is asked to:

Continue to endorse the Training MSP model as a route to market for external training for a period of two years.

Approve the initiation and award of a Call-Off contract for Training MSP to Premier Partnerships via a single supplier framework for a period of two years for up to a maximum value of £18m.

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

Introduction and background

The Training MSP enables access to an external supply chain for all learning and development which cannot be delivered internally by the College of Policing who are the professional body for standard and best practice.

The first generation solution was implemented in 2014 for a period of two years and has covered a scope of services including both bespoke specialist police training and corporate projects to support organisational change and transformation.

This paper requests approval to renew this arrangement whilst the wider training transformation project, Police Training Faculty is progressed.


Issues for consideration

This model continues to deliver benefits to the MPS, with demand management savings in excess of £1.2m being delivered over the initial Call-Off. MPS now wishes to continue this route to market to support external training projects to facilitate the One Met transformation.

The paper does not request authorisation of any spend associated with training and is merely approval to award a Call-Off arrangement to facilitate spend which is approved in line with the local scheme of delegation. There are also no guaranteed volumes or values committed under the Call-Off proposed.  

Further details are provided in Part 2.


Financial Comments

The cost of up to £18m will be funded from current budgets. Further details are provided in Part 2.


Legal Comments

Under para 4.13 of the MOPAC Scheme of Delegation the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) has delegated authority to all requests to go out to tender for contracts of £500,000 or above. Under paragraph 7.23 of the Scheme, the Director of Strategic Procurement has consent to approve the award of all contracts with the exception of those called in through the agreed call in procedure. Paragraph 4.14 provides that the DMPC reserves the right to call in all award contracts for £500,000


Equality Comments

There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report


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