2015 Report details for project: Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP)

Project name: Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: HO (D16) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The police, fire and ambulance Emergency Services (3ES) in England, Scotland and Wales use a common radio system called Airwave for critical voice and narrowband data , and use commercial networks for broadband data communications. As Airwave contracts begin to expire, the Programme will replace the current arrangement with an integrated voice and broadband data service based on an enhanced commercial mobile network called the Emergency Services Network (ESN). ESN will provide public safety functionality, coverage, availability and security but not necessarily in the same way as Airwave. ESN strategic objectives are: • Meeting Requirements (Better) • Improved Flexibility (Smarter) • More Affordable (Cheaper)
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Programme has completed all the recommendations raised from the Project Assessment Review & Major Projects Review Group Panels held during OBC approval in April/May 2014.
Start date: 2011-06-01
End date: 2020-12-31
Schedule text: The first contract award remains on target for July 2015, subject to timely approvals following the general election.
Baseline: £9.60m
Forecast: £13.20m
Variance: 37.50%
Variance text: The Programme continues to manage within the £3.6m pressure previously reported: caused by a restructure to the procurements and change in VAT advice.
Whole Life Cost: £5,367.08m
WLCost text: Whole life costs remain as forecast at OBC. True figures will not be known until BAFO returns are received from bidders during May 2015.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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