The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has extended its contract until December 2015 with its prime information and communications technology (ICT) partner, Capgemini UK plc. The new deal maintains focus on value for money, ensuring the MPS and the public receive the best ICT services at the best price. The contract is expected to provide an estimated £43m savings in supporting the day-to-day work of London’s 55,000 police officers, staff and community support officers.
The contract extension covers the three-year period 2012-2015 and renews the existing seven-year IT support contract between the two organisations, signed in 2005.
The early renewal will enable the MPS to lock agreed cost savings in place and set budgets with greater certainty. It will also help Capgemini to better plan the resources required to fulfil the requirements of the contract. Capgemini will continue its partnership with its main subcontractors, BT and Unisys. BT’s services include upgrading and rationalising the MPS’ voice and data networks, and Unisys supports application management, data centre hosting, desktop and server break fix.
The cost savings will be achieved from increased automation, improved joint processes and rationalisation of services. There will also be closer collaboration to streamline management control and simplify reporting structures. The movement of some Capgemini support services to centres in the north of Scotland will also deliver higher cost-effectiveness. All of Capgemini’s work under the contract will continue to be carried out entirely within the UK.
Dean Grant, VP, and MPS Client Director of Capgemini said: ‘I am naturally delighted that our work with one of the world’s finest and largest police forces has been recognised and rewarded, following rigorous benchmarking, by the award of this important three-year extension. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the MPS officers and staff, our contract partners and my own teams for their hard work and commitment in delivering the great results that have been achieved to date. I am confident that further success lies ahead on the road to 2015 as we pursue our policy of continuous improvement and no-standing-still with energy and determination.’
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