Body Worn Video – Initiate Procurement

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 54
Date signed: 
08 June 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

Following early evidence of the benefits of Body Worn Video (BWV) from the pilot approved by MOPAC, and the desire to improve confidence in policing, the MPS are proposing to accelerate the roll out of BWV. This report requests approval for the use of the East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit (EMSCU) framework to purchase Body Worn Video (BWV) to enable roll out to frontline officers. The timescales are challenging and the MPS will need to provide regular updates on the progress of the procurement and prior to a final award of contract MPS will need to demonstrate value for money and alignment with the wider police ICT function and operational policing.

Recommendation

Subject to the MPS (a) keeping MOPAC updated on the progress of the procurement and (b) demonstrating the procurement is aligned with wider Digital Policing plans and with operational policing the DMPC is asked to approve the:
1. Initiation of procurement using the East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit (EMSCU) framework for Body Worn Video
2. Request to commence work to install additional lines to MPS buildings to enable upload of video evidence from cameras
3. Request to commence work to expand the network band width to enable the creation and transmission of evidential clips

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

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