Computer Aided Despatch (CAD) and Integrated Communications Control System (ICCS) Supplier Engagement Day April 2023
Following the first session in December 2022, the procurement hub committed to assisting the sector with developing outcomes-based requirements.
This session aimed to provide guidance and advice on how to ensure your CAD/ICCS requirements are developed in such a way as to encourage innovative and competitive responses from a limited supply market.
This session is the second in what will be a continuing series of events between the Fire Sector and the CAD/ICCS control room solution market, which we have agreed to ensure are run more frequently than the bi-annual events previously discussed. We hope to therefore run future events quarterly to maintain momentum and ongoing communications between all parties.
As such, we are excited to confirm that it was agreed that the next session shall be focussed on developing effective tenders and contracts that encourage innovation and continuous improvements in this space – and will be lead by our supply market colleagues. Please keep an eye out for dates for this future event which will take place in the Summer.
CAD ICCS Supplier Engagement
Introduction and ‘what is a specification’ and types of specifications.
28:30 – advantages and disadvantages of input/output specifications
30:40 – example requirements moving from input to outcomes.
1:09 – Variants to tender bids
1:14 – Evaluation of outcomes based requirements.
1:16 – Evaluation example group exercise
1:24 – Supplier Feedback
1:31 – Open forum Q&A
Fire Control Room procurement collaborations and opportunities
Please do get in contact with us via the ‘contact us’ button for contact details for each service if you wish to discuss opportunities for working together.
This list shall be updated as further information is provided. Please do get in contact if your service is not listed.
|wdt_ID||FRS||Current CAD Supplier||Contract expiry||Current ICCS Supplier (if different||Contract expiry||Potential extensions?||Replacement project start||Current FRS buddy/partners?||Open to collaboration?||Any other comments?|
|1||Cornwall||SSS Public Safety||Mar-23||Mar-23||12 months||Jan-23||North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service|
|2||London||SSS Public Safety||Jul-24||Jul-24||April/May 23||No|
|3||Devon & Somerset||SSS Public Safety||Jun-25||Jun-25||In progress||Devon & Somerset / Dorset & Wiltshire and Hampshire / Isle of Wight. Plus Kent as new partner.||No||Due to publish Jan/Feb 23|
|4||Derbyshire||Systel||Oct-24||Oct-24||Unknown||In progress||Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire working as a Tri-Service||Yes|
|5||Hereford & Worcester||SEED||rolling 12 months||Motorola Solutions||Dec-23||Yes||Jan-23||Shropshire. Also Cleveland is remote buddy. Possibly County Durham||Yes|
|6||Cheshire||Intergraph (via Telent)||Feb-25||Frequentis AG (via Telent)||Feb-25||Yes||In progress||Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester under NWFC|
|7||Hertfordshire||SSS Public Safety||Mar-25||Mar-25||No||In progress||Norfolk Fire||With Norfolk||Due to publish Feb 23|
|8||Avon||SSS Public Safety||31st March 2022||Rolling 1 year extension||Undertaking market research||Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service||Yes|
|9||Royal Berkshire||SSS Public Safety||April 2024||N/A||Extensions until 2030 available||April 2025/26 approx||Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire||Yes|