The Emergency Services Mobile Communication's Programme (ESMCP) and public sector procurement is due to announce their preferred commercial model to the market.
During the ESMCP July suppliers day the programme team outlined a long list of options to source the proposed 5 service towers that included:
- separate contract for each service tower
- single central contract for all services
- multiple contracts in each service towers
The programme also outlined alternative sourcing options and models that mooted at a SIAM approach or a consortium with an System Integrator as a prime or alternatively a consortium with a network operator as the prime.
Market intelligence has suggested that the ESMCP programme will come to market with a dual approach. Firstly they will look to compete and award a contract to a single organisation that will form a "delivery partner" function in the area of service integration and management. This role will closely mirror the SIAM approach but potential have a greater emphasis on performing an intelligent customer function. This contract will be ideally suited to the System Integrators comprising of organisations such as Lockhead Martin, IBM, Logica and HP. The second contract will be for a delivery partner in the provision of mobile network services with 02, Vodafone and EE as the potential suitors.