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”.
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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.
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