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Northern Ireland Police to get new control system


Authority confirms deal but does not reveal identity of supplier

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has awarded a contract for a new command and control system, but is staying tight lipped on the identity of the supplier.

It has confirmed the agreement but says on the procurement notice that it is withholding the supplier’s name due to the sensitive nature of the contract.

The value has been revealed at £11.1 million, and the deal is set to run for an initial seven years with the possibility of three extension periods that could take the total to 17.

When the new system is in place it will be used in the PSNI’s three contact management centres for Belfast and the north and south of Northern Ireland. The procurement document also emphasised that the service maintains close links other UK police forces and An Garda Siochana in the Republic of Ireland.

Technology provider Capita has previously reported that it has supplied its Atlas command and control system to the PSNI since 1995.

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