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The Met tenders for £80m-£150m integrated policing system

David Bicknell Published 08 April 2016

Ten-year contract is for a "commercial off the shelf solution" to deliver "single, integrated, unified, operational policing system" to manage "end to end business policing processes"


The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is going out to tender for an integrated policing system valued at between £80m and £150m.

The contract, which is for 10 years, is being overseen by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and is for a commercial off the shelf product that "will deliver a single integrated, unified, operational policing system that manages information end-to-end business policing processes in relation to investigation, detention (custody), intelligence and case management," the tender says.

The contract will cover delivery, implementation, management and support of a Met Integrated Policing Solution (MiPS) along with interfaces to the Metropolitan Police Service, and national policing and criminal justice systems, the tender adds.

The services covered in the procurement will include integrated licences for investigation, custody (detention), intelligence and prosecution (case management); the provision of 3rd line support call handling and management system integrated with the MPS service integration and management (SIAM) service provider; implementation and data migration, and testing services integrated with the MPS solution delivery and integration management (SDIM) provider.

It will also include the development of interfaces and application programming interfaces (APIs), training, planning administration and delivery, mobility, and two hosting options.

There is a mandatory option to install and operate the solution from MPS nominated data centres, while a further "desirable" option is one that includes the provision of Secure Data Centre Hosting. The tender says the purpose of this "optional requirement" is to allow MOPAC to choose to move to a "cloud hosted option before or at the end of the initial term if it is deemed appropriate."

MOPAC says in the tender that it is also considering how it will deliver ICT operational support in the future which can be integrated into the MiPS Platform.

Therefore the MiPS supplier may be required to provide a range of additional functionality to match MOPAC's needs, including homicide, kidnap, surveillance processes, complex analytics, covert, major crime, foreign national offender management and investigation; the management of troubled families, problem solving, and road safety; biometric future capabilities; integration and collaboration with external authorities and partners; digital forensics investigation, digital case and property management; public access portals and extended customer relationship management; and further mobility applications.

Tender responses or requests to participate in the contract have to be in on May 6, with invitations to tender or to participate expected to be despatched on May 24.



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