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Dear Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service,
I would like to get the information about the mentioned questions and I would like to receive it in my email.

1. Who is the provider of your Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Integrated Communication Control System (ICCS), Station end equipment, mobile data devices, and mobile data application solutions (brand, model etc)?
2. What is the cost of the Contract for Computer Aided Dispatch(CAD) and Integrated Communication Control System (ICCS), Station end equipment (used at the fire station), mobile data devices, and mobile data application solutions1 with maintenance, support, and integration?
3. How long is the contract period and is it completely paid by the South Yorkshire FRS or by the buying consortium?
4. How many months did it take to implement the complete solution after awarding the tender?
5. Please provide the breakdown of price according to ICSS, CAD(computer aided dispatch), Station end equipment, mobile data devices, and mobile data application?
6. Was the expected time from a contract awarded to go-live had been met? If the time did not meet then please provide the reasons for the delay.
7. Is there a correlation between purchasing a non-UK-made solution and delays?

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Williams

Dear Thomas

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 22.10.18.

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
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Service Information Team

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

12 Geoff Monk Way,

Birstall,

Leicester,

LE4 3BU

Telephone:       0116 2872241

Email:                 [2][email address]

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Paul Botterill

Data Manager

 

 

Service Information Team

 

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

12 Geoff Monk Way
Birstall

LE4 3BU

 

 

T: 0116 287 2241

 

 safer people, safer places

 

 

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Dear Enquirer,

 

Your request for information has been processed under the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act 2000.

 

The first duty of the Fire and Rescue Service in responding to your
request is to inform you whether or not the Service holds the information
you have requested.

 

I can confirm that Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service does hold the
information.

 

In response to your request, I can confirm as follows:-

 

1.   Who is the provider of your Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Integrated
Communication Control System (ICCS), Station end equipment, mobile data
devices, and mobile data application solutions (brand, model etc)?

Systel SA, 17/18 Rue Leverrier Z.I de Belle Aire -B.P. 40031, 17442 Aytre,
France.

 

2.   What is the cost of the Contract for Computer Aided Dispatch(CAD) and
Integrated Communication Control System  (ICCS), Station end equipment
(used at the fire station), mobile data devices, and mobile data
application solutions1 with maintenance, support, and integration?

The maximum total charges payable by the customers under the contract are;
£4,000,000 for the system, implementation and integration, the maximum
service charges over 7 years are £3,400,000, these costs are split between
the three FRS's in the buying consortium. The charges for the
implementation and support are not disaggregated beyond the figures
quoted, therefore cannot be attributed to individual line items as
described.

 

3.   How long is the contract period and is it completely paid by the
South Yorkshire FRS  or by the buying consortium?

Leicestershire Fire Service is not South Yorkshire FRS nor is it part of a
Buying consortium with South Yorkshire FRS. 

The contract LFRS are party to is 7 years with an option to extend for a
further 3.

 

4.   How many months did it take to implement the complete solution after
awarding the tender?

26 months.

 

5.   Please provide the breakdown of price according to ICSS, CAD(computer
aided dispatch), Station end equipment, mobile data devices, and mobile
data application?

The service for all of the elements described are part of a managed
service and are not itemised, therefore the costs per element cannot be
provided.

 

6.   Was the expected time from a contract awarded to go-live had been
met? If the time did not meet then please provide the reasons for the
delay.

No, The reasons for delay were:
• A difference in understanding and expectations between the supplier and
the customer of the functionality contained within the functional design
document provided by Systel FR in the tender response.
• Changes in Key staff during the Tendering and Project delivery phases at
the three FRS’s and Systel FR, due to staff moves, promotions, changes in
organisational design, retirements and leavers.
• Differences in the UK and French Firefighting deployment models, which
were not understood during the procurement phase.  These differences led
to the supplier re-writing elements of the CAD product, which the supplier
had not foreseen.
• The data centre operating model was changed from 2 data centres to three
at the request of the FRS’s immediately prior to contract award,
increasing the complexity of the design of the CAD systems resilience
model.
• Changes requested by the three FRS’s in the CAD system operating
resilience requirements after contract award.
• Differing expectations and understanding of the MDT functionality
requirements agreed in the contract.
• Delays in the contract negotiations with Airwave leading to delays in
the installation and configuration of the SAN-H at Derbyshire FRS.
• Moves of Derbyshire and Leicestershire FRS HQ’s during the project
period reducing FRS staff availability to the implementation project.
• The three FRS’s committing staff to various internal projects limiting
their availability to the implementation project.
• The quality of the product descriptions provided by Systel FR for some
of the functional requirements did not meet FRS expectations and required
reworking.
• Strike action by operational employees in December 2013 impacted on
availability of FRS staff to complete tasks
• Delays in FRS’s providing functional specifications for modifications to
Systel FR.
• Changes in ways of working not being conveyed to or understood by Systel
FR leading to delays in delivery of solutions to match FRS ways of working
• The contract is shared between Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
(LFRS), Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) and Nottinghamshire Fire &
Rescue Service (NFRS)

 

7.   Is there a correlation between purchasing a non-UK-made solution and
delays?

There is no documentary evidence nor analysis by LFRS , of implementing a
different CAD solution provided by a UK based company as a comparator to
enable this question to be answered.

Any answer would be conjecture and therefore inappropriate to answer under
the Freedom of Information Act.

Unless otherwise stated, the information provided in response to this
request is made available under the Open Government Licence:
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 Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service, Fire Service Headquarters, 12,
Geoff Monk Way, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 3BU or by telephone on 0116 287
2241 or email to [2][email address]

 

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Regards

 

Maria Fiorino

Coordinator

Service Information

 

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

12 Geoff Monk Way

Birstall

Leicester

LE4 3BU

 

safer people, safer places

 

 

 

 

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