<p> </p><p>The London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (Mopac) is on course to conclude the process for two major IT contracts early in the New Year, Government Computing has learned.</p><p>The two contracts are for an integrated policing solution, covering investigation, custody, intelligence and case management, and for the supply of a digital forensics managed service provision.</p><p>The Met Integrated Policing Solution (MiPS) tender is intended to deliver "a single integrated, unified, operational policing system that managed information end-to-end business policing processes in relation to investigation, detention (custody), intelligence and case management". The contact is worth between £80m and £150m for a ten-year deal.</p><p>It is understood that the Met is now in contact with three shortlisted suppliers with the process due to be concluded in the New Year. It has not disclosed who the three shortlisted suppliers are, but key contenders would seem to be from Canadian company Niche, Northgate/Athena, Capita, and Accenture. A dark horse could be the Red Sigma Microsoft Dynamics-based solution developed by Durham Constabulary.</p><p>The digital forensics solution appears to be closer to conclusion, with the tender now in the “final stages of evaluation with the intention of notifying the successful supplier in January."</p><p>The managed service is due to have three core services. Level 1 and Level 2 cover frontline self-service and hubs, with the provision of systems, software and the associated management, maintenance and repair to enable the forensic examination of digital equipment to be carried out at the point of need (i.e. at a police station).</p>Level 3 covers technical services split into three main component parts: the provision of case work development to solve operational challenges to the retrieval of intelligence or evidence; the provision of research and development services and/or consultancy services; and the delivery of lab-based forensic analysis of digital devices (forensic analysis for complex cases) where required by the MPS.