Additional Standby Power Resilience for New Scotland Yard

Reference code: 
PCD 234
Date signed: 
01 August 2017
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This contract will provide the MPS will standby electrical power in the event of an emergency at New Scotland Yard.


The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is asked to approve entry into a three-year service contract with Crown Commercial Services for the provision of standby electrical power supply to New Scotland Yard (formerly Curtis Green Building) from the Westminster Standby District System. The estimated cost of the contract will be £740,000.

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

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    New Scotland Yard is one of the main Head Quarters for the MPS and as such is designated requiring additional security and resilience. The contract with the Crown Commercial Services will provide the MPS with access to the district power system to provide emergency power.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The proposal provides the MPS with additional resilience in relation to emergency power for New Scotland Yard. As a main HQ building must have the ability to remain operationally functional during an emergency.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1    The annual cost of £245k will be met from existing revenue provision and is forecast to increase by the annual rate of indexation on the contract, calculated each March currently approximately 3% per     annum.

4.    Legal Comments

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

5.    Equality Comments

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

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Briefing note.

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