Five south west police forces to team up for £50m records platform
Bids open for single-supplier framework
Five police forces across south-west England are to team up to create a £50m system for storing and managing records.
The platform will cover records of crimes and case management, custody information, intelligence, and investigation data. The forces – Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset, Gloucester, Wiltshire, and Dorset – are looking to create a single-supplier framework through which each organisation can award call off contracts for “the supply, implementation, and support of an integrated records management system”.
- EE swipes £21m mobile deal with Police Scotland
- How the police wants to use AI and analytics to ‘adopt a public-health approach to crime’
- UK nearing ‘cliff edge’ on post-Brexit police data sharing, MPs warn
The new system will allow the forces to "manage information across key policing functions", the contract notice said.
Bids for the framework are open until 20 March, with a four-year deal – worth an estimated £50m – scheduled to come into effect on 26 April. The procurement process is being led by Devon and Cornwall Police.
Force floats procurement opportunity
Digital department is expecting ‘increased responsibilities’ as government works on coronavirus recovery
Public Health Wales says leak that affected more than 18,000 people to have tested positive was attributable to ‘human error’
Schools and children affected by local lockdowns will be given extra devices
Accessibility requirements aren’t restrictions that need to be overcome - they’re guidelines to improve online experiences for everyone, says Jadu VP Richard Friend
Steve Blow, tech evangelist at Zerto, explains why digital transformation efforts could be futile if local authorities don’t address and improve their IT resilience