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Metropolitan Police Contracts (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd September 2019.

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

How are you ensuring that the Metropolitan Police gets the best value for money for its contracts and outsourced services?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Prior to the award of contracts and procurement of outsourced services the business case justifying the award of the contract or procurement is produced. The MPS follows the Treasury recommended Green Book approach - which identifies 5 main aspects, namely; the Strategic Case (are supported by a robust Case for Change), The Economic Case (optimise Value for Money), the Commercial Case (are commercially viable), the Financial Case (are financially affordable) and the Management Case (can be delivered successfully).

Where appropriate, on major high-risk projects and programmes, an independent external assurance has been provided through commissioning a review by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), OGC Gateway and/or through the Treasury Project Assessment Review (PAR) process.

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime with the support of MOPAC officers, scrutinises each investment decision, via Investment, Advisory and Monitoring (IAM) meeting. All decisions are subsequently published on the website.