G4S selected to compete for £200m Lincolnshire Police Transformation Project 08 August 2011
G4S has been named as one of two bidders - selected from an original 160 – to be selected to compete for the contract to provide middle and back office services for Lincolnshire Police
The contract, worth at least £200million over ten years, represents the widest range of services ever offered in a single contract by a UK Police Authority, from HR to finance, and from custody services to fleet management.
The final decision on the contract will be announced by Lincolnshire Police Authority in November.
John Shaw, managing director of G4S Police Support Services, said:
"We're delighted to have been selected to compete for this important contract, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the UK.
"Lincolnshire is leading the way in responding to the challenges of the economic environment and this transformation project will mean many of the services provided by Lincolnshire Police will be delvered externally by specialists who can deliver greater savings and improve efficiency. This can only be good news for the taxpayer and for the police.
"We believe that the combination of Lincolnshire's policing model and our expertise in delivering middle and back office functions will improve services and deliver the savings the Authority needs.
"Lincolnshire Police Authority is to be congratulated for the speed and professionalism of the tender process. It gives organisations like us great encouragement for the future success of the project."
G4S has been providing services to support front line policing for many years, including the provision of custody suite services for three police forces in the UK, as well as forensic medical services for 13 forces. The company also runs a specialist policing recruitment database which provides staffing UK police forces in response to major cases or projects.