Metropolitan Police to replace outdated ICT system

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a tender worth up to £150m to replace its outdated and fragmented ICT system.

The tender, launched last week, is seeking suppliers for an integrated system managing the entire police process from investigation and intelligence, through to custody and case management.

The business case for the new system, published in February, said that current systems fail to meet national standards on information management.

It said: “The MPS’s current IT systems are standalone, old and fail to support operational requirements especially around intelligence and investigation.

“The MPS core policing technology and applications have constantly evolved and shifted in response to differing demands across MPS departments.”

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The new procurement covers services including:

  • Integrated licences for investigation, custody, intelligence and prosecution;
  • Provision of support call handling and management system;
  • Implementation and data migration;
  • Development of interfaces and APIs;
  • Training planning, administration and delivery;
  • Product changes and configuration services for the MiPS system;

The MPS will consider two hosting options – either from MPS nominated data centres or through secure cloud servers.

The value of the contract is estimated at between £80m and £150m and will be provided by around five suppliers.

Colin Marrs

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