The Metropolitan Police is seeking three IT resellers to supply kit for 55,000 of its staff as it continues its IT overhaul plans.
In a recently published tender document for its TTPI (Total Technology Policing Infrastructure) End User Services (EUS) deal, the force said it is searching for firms that can supply it with a wide range of IT equipment such as desktops, laptops and tablets, servers, accessories, storage, email, printing kit and phones.
The contract will run for an initial five-year period, with options in place to extend it for a further two years.
Over the course of its life, its value is pegged somewhere between £70m and £190m.
Last year, the Met tendered for a TTPI SIAM Services deal, worth up to £150m, as part of its Total Technology Strategy. The plan was drawn up after the Met came under fire from the London Assembly, which said its outdated IT was a factor in the capital's increasing crime rate.
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