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Thursday 16 May 2019

Police ICT Company halts £500m ICT partner contract

Police ICT Company logoMuch has changed at the Police ICT Company since Ian Bell took the reins at the start of last year (see Ian Bell appointed new CEO of Police ICT Company). Further changes are now taking place, which has resulted in the organisation deciding to discontinue the procurement process for a Police ICT Partner.

The organisation was founded to “create a bridge between the policing, technological and commercial worlds”. In the past, whilst most suppliers thought the aims of the Company were sound, they had serious doubts about whether they were achievable. Things have certainly changed for the better over the last 18 months.

Bell, who was already known to police forces and suppliers through his role as Programme Director for the National Enabling Programmes, embarked on a re-set of the Company among its policing and supplier partners and the Government. The three pillars of the Company are now: 1) Helping set the direction for how policing and its partners can use technology; 2) Negotiating and managing contracts, achieving efficiencies and value for money; and 3) Assuring the delivery of the major national policing technology programmes.

It published its contract notice for a Police ICT Partner in November 2018. The intention was to appoint a supplier to establish, operate and manage a network of resellers, manufacturers and software vendors for policing. The contract was worth up to £500m and was set to run for 10 years. However, the Company published an update earlier this week to say that it was discontinuing the procurement process.

Speaking to TechMarketView, the Company said it had determined further work is needed to reflect on the large volume of change happening in policing and positive changes within the Company itself. It has now begun developing an alternative model, together with its policing and national partners.

Halting the procurement programme will obviously be a disappointment to interested suppliers, but it sounds like the new approach is being implemented for the right reasons and in a way that will allow policing to procure technology more efficiently.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:07' - Tagged: contract   police   police   police   police   police  

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