2016 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: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
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: Contract award remains on track for October 2015 subject to timely approvals of the Full Business Case (FBC).
Start date: 2011-06-01
End date: 2020-12-31
Schedule text: In July 2015 the Programme Board approved the preferred bidder for Lot 1 (Delivery Partner) and agreed an Advanced Task Order to bring 10 of their key resources on board before the Contract Awards for lot 2 (User Services) and lot 3 (Mobile Services). The purpose of the Advanced Task Order is to enable the Delivery Partner to deliver key Programme Management products in preparation for Mobilisation.
Baseline: £34.13m
Forecast: £34.13m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £5,319.23m
WLCost text: Whole life costs remain as forecast in the Outline Business Case. The Full Business Case (FBC) has been released to funding departments to carry out their own internal approvals with a view to this being completed in time for the Major Projects Review Group Panel on 7 October. Once the FBC has been approved by HM Treasury, we will report the FBC whole life costs.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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