Issue - meetings

Procurement of a new CCTV Service

Meeting: 12/02/2009 - Overview and Scrutiny Commission (Item 21)

Procurement of a new CCTV Service (Agenda Item 12)

Report of the Executive Member (Communities)

Minutes:

It was explained that the existing system was nearing the end of its life and was becoming more expensive to maintain and the objective of the review was to enable the Council to deliver an improved and enhanced system, taking advantage of new technical solutions and to seek a service that could be tailored to the Council’s needs.  This would also support the Council to continue to meet its priorities in terms of community safety.

 

Details of the review process and the evaluation of the bidders have been given to the Commission, from which it was noted that a preferred bidder had been identified.

 

In answer to questions, it was noted that the proposal provided that:

 

  • The existing control centre would be upgraded

 

  • There would be opportunities for the contractor to work with the business community

  • A focus group had been established for the purpose of the review and had worked closely with the Town Councils and the various bidders

  • There would be opportunities for the Town Councils or other neighbouring authorities to take up options to buy in to the scheme

  • Protocols and controls relating to Police access and use of the system were under discussion

  • The system included technology capable of serving rural areas

  • The tenders were within the capital budget.  Revenue costs were in the process of being finalised

 

Various technical details of the proposal were given.

 

The Commission noted the report and no additional issues were raised for Cabinet’s consideration.

 

RECOMMEND to Cabinet to note that the Overview and Scrutiny Commission endorses the recommendation for the award of the CCTV Services contract as set out in paragraph 2.1 of the report.