“We are extremely grateful to the support provided by the FCN Commercial Team with our tender exercise that was set against an extremely challenging timeline.  Ruth provided us with clear advice and guidance on the use of the DPS, that then allowed us to award a contract at pace, whilst ensuring that all technical and commercial requirements were fulfilled”

Faye Ryan, Head of Procurement Dyfed Powys Police

Digital forensics DPS

We manage the first ever national dynamic purchasing system for digital forensic services.

The new system is a collaborative effort between FCN, police forces, legal teams and the Forensic Science Regulator.

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Using a dynamic approach gives policing and suppliers a flexible and agile framework, meaning new suppliers can join at any time and existing suppliers can apply for additional lots as they grow and develop new ways of working.

It also allows greater and easier access to suppliers for policing, using standardisation and efficiency to benefit all.

Forces can build and amend their requirements continually over the DPS’s eight-year duration, encouraging suppliers to respond to their developing needs.

It also provides an automated electronic process, with an entirely paperless system for both forces and suppliers.

8 years of DPS

Our system will be live for up to eight years

Access 20 suppliers

More suppliers can join and existing suppliers can expand their offering

8-week timetable

Further competitions can be expedited as quickly as eight weeks

Live since March 2021

We set-up the DPS in FCN's first year

Digital forensics backlog

We're supporting the NPCC digital forensics portfolio led by DCC Paul Gibson – including national coordination of data from police forces and private providers to tackle a backlog of more than 21,000 digital devices.

Paul Gibson

Contact us

Get in touch with our digital forensics commercial experts with any questions or requests.