Date Responded 03 September 2021

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. Name of Force

2. If completing on behalf of other Forces please name them here

3. If you are part of a Collaborative buying hub or department

4. Are you in an agreement to share information between Fire and the ambulance service

4. (a) If yes please specify the service and address

5. Did you bid for Police Star Board Funding (2021/22):

5. (a) If yes please confirm the category and project name

6. Responsible Personnel

Please provide Name, Email Address, Telephone number for each of the following:

6. (a) Main IT Buyer/Procurement Manager

6. (b) Head of Procurement

6. (c) IT Lead responsible

6. (d) Director IT

7. Systems

Do you use the following systems:

7. (a) GoodSam

7. (b) Google Conferencing/Meeting

7. (c) MS Teams

7. (d) Visionable

7. (e) ZOOM

7. (f) Other collaborative/video platforms

For each please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

8. Do you use the following Command and Control systems:

8. (a) NorthGate

8. (b) Storm (Sopra/Steria)

8. (c) Other platforms

For each please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

9. Do you have a transcription Service?

9. (a) Capita Integrated Command and Control

9. (b) Cavendish

9. (c) HxGN OnCall command and control solution

9. (d) Storm (Sopra/Steria)

9. (e) Other please specify

For each please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

10. What Case, Crime, Custody and Intelligence systems do you have:

10. (a) Niche RMS

10. (b) Northgate Athena

10. (c) Northgate Athena

10. (d) Northgate Connect

10. (e) Other please specify

For each please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

11. Do you use any systems for Domestic Abuse?

Please specify:

Please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

12. Do you use any systems for linking to virtual courts?

Please specify:

Please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

13. What do use for PACE recorded interviews?

13. (a) David Horn Communications Ltd

13. (b) Neal

13. (c) Other please specify

For each please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

14. What do use for Body worn?

14. (a) Hardware

14. (a) (I) Motorola

14. (a) (II) Other please specify

For each please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

14. (b) Does the body worn camera record only or does it have a sim contained within its build:

Yes/NO

14. (c) Maintenance

14. (c) (I) Motorola

14. (c) (II) Other please specify

For each please identify: Yes/NO, Contract/Framework/DPS End Date, Proposed Tender Date, Expenditure 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, Anticipated expenditure 1 April/March 2022

15. Mobile Capability

Please advise what in house capability you have in respect of the network (ie WFI, 3g, 4g, 5g, Satellite and Microwave)

On the 26 July 2021 we sought clarity as to what was meant at point 15 and on 1 August 2021 you advised:

I would like to know what types of broadband/mobile broadband you have in your vehicles ie 3G, 4g, 5g etc.

In Response:

1. Northumbria Police.

2. N/A.

3. N/A.

4. I am not aware of any formal agreements in place with Fire and or Ambulance in regards to procurement.

5. Yes.

Name: Digital Forensics – Improving forensic recovery of data

Category: Priority D.  Enhancing frontline policing through innovative use and exploitation of science, technology, analysis, or research

This bid was unsuccessful.

Name: Neurodiverse Northumbria

Category: Priority D.  Enhancing frontline policing through innovative use and exploitation of science, technology, analysis, or research, and; Priority E.  Prevention of crime, with a particular interest in holistic approaches, demand management and addressing the root causes of crime and criminality

Still awaiting outcome of this bid.

6. Main IT Buyer/Procurement Manager – John Spoors

Head of Procurement – John Spoors

IT Lead responsible – IT lead changes depending upon the project

Director IT – David Sadler, CIO, David.sadler@northumbria.police.uk

All can be contacted by calling 101.

7. (a)   GoodSam - Not currently.  But plans to in the future - £20,000 funding in 2021/22 for GoodSam Licences.

7. (b) Google Conferencing/Meeting – No.

7. (c) MS Teams - Yes.  Included in Microsoft 365 Licence costs - Teams element not separately identifiable.

7. (d) Visionable – No.

7. (e) ZOOM – No.

7. (f) Other collaborative/video platforms – Yes.  Skype included in Microsoft licence not separately identifiable

Contract will end 30/06/23.  Proposed Tender Date will be early 2023.

8. (a) NorthGate – No.

8. (b) Storm (Sopra/Steria) – Yes.  2020/21 - Revenue expenditure £0, Capital expenditure £323,000  /  2021/22 – Revenue estimate £271,000 Capital estimate £630,000.

8. (c) Other platforms – No.

Contract will end 02/12/26.  Proposed Tender Date will be early 2025.

9. No.

10. (a) Niche RMS – No.

10. (b) Northgate Athena – No.

10. (c) Northgate Athena – No.

10. (d) Northgate Connect – From April 2022.  2020/21 - Revenue cost £418,265 (Connect Hosting Only), Capital cost £16,000.  2021/22 - Revenue Estimate £763,731, Capital - Estimate £859,000

10. (e) Other please specify – In-house Solution

Currently is an in-house Solution, however the Force will move to Northgate Connect from April 2022.  Contract will end 26/12/28.  There is also an extension period available.  Proposed Tender Date will be late 2027, if extension periods are not taken.

11. In house developed solution.

12. We have nothing specific to Northumbria Police - we connect to HMCTS using the courts Cloud Video platform system.

13. (a) David Horn Communications Ltd – Yes.  Bronze Level Support 2020/21 £12,694.  2021/22 Estimate £12,694.

13. (b) Neal – No.

13. (c) Other please specify – No.

Contract will end 25/11/21, however there are 2 extension periods available.  The first one has been taken so contract will end 25/11/22.  Proposed Tender Date will be early 2023 subject to extensions.

14. (a) Hardware

14. (a) (I) Motorola – Yes,  Purchased in 2019/20 - Capital Purchase (supplier was Edesix before Motorola took over).  2021/22 Capital Estimate £396,491.40.

14. (a) (II) Other please specify –No.

Contract will end 25/11/22.  Proposed Tender Date will be mid-2022.

14. (b) No Sim

14. (c) Maintenance

14. (c) (I) Motorola – Yes.  24 month warranty Included in 2019/20 Capital Purchase.

As per 14 a.

15. We currently have access to 3G and 4G within vehicles.

 

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