Emergency Services Network Strategic Project Team

Reference code: 
PCD 201
Date signed: 
23 May 2017
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The paper seeks approval for funding the existing roles with the Emergency Services Network (ESN) Strategic Radio Project Team from 1st May 2017 to 31st October 2017. This equates to 19 Full Time Equivalents (FTE) covering both ESN Project and Managed Radio Services activity with a total capital expenditure of £0.64m.

Recommendation

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is asked to approve the continued funding of the Emergency Services Network Strategic Radio Project Team from May 1st 2017 to October 31st 2017 at a cost £0.64m.

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

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    The Strategic Radio Project team is supporting the MPS to continue to manage and maintain its critical radio service, should the Home Office’s Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme (ESMCP) suffer further delays and allows the MPS to be fully prepared and technically certified when the ESMCP is ready to be deployed.  

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1    The extension of the Strategic Radio Project team is necessary to enable the MPS to align with the Home Office’s extended timetable for the ESN deliverables. 

2.2    These are discussed in the Part 2. 

3.    Financial Comments

3.1    The MPS requires capital funding of £0.64m to cover the costs of the ESN Strategic Radio Project team. This funding is provided for in the capital plan.

3.2    See Part 2 for further details.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    There are no legal implications arising from this report.

5.    Equality Comments

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

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Report.
 


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