Met Police to Replace Core IT System
The Metropolitan Police Service is set to begin procurement of an integrated system to replace its core IT functions.By Matthew Broersma The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it plans to commence procurement of an integrated system to replace its core IT facilities later this year. The plan arrives as the Met is engaging in an effort to reduce the complexity and redundancy of its IT systems, while also trying out new technologies, such as tablets and body cameras. The Met said it commissioned a sourcing strategy review of its core policing IT systems last August, which involved an examination of systems either in place or set to go into operation in the near future with other police forces. In January the Metropolitan Police Service Investment and Resources Board gave the green light to begin procurement of an integrated solution.
"The procurement route will be a Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and will commence in the autumn of 2015," the Met said in a statement. "The anticipated go live for a system is spring 2017."