Home Office reveals further ESN Motorola Solutions contract extension details

The UK Home Office has published details of the changes to its contract with Motorola Solutions for the delivery of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) Lot 2 User Services contract in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

The changes are required, given the delay to ESN rollout and the resulting changes to the timetable for its delivery, along with the shift from WAVE 7000 to Motorola Solutions’ Kodiak product for mission-critical push-to-talk functionality and ESN/Airwave interworking and the programme’s shift from a ‘big bang’ approach to an incremental rollout of functionality.

The changes listed include the Home Office’s decision to extend the duration of the contract so that it ends in December 2024 (which was announced in September 2018), which is beyond the December 2023 deadline that was agreed as part of an extension under the original terms of the contract. The notice states that this new extension is to “to fully rollout the solution to the users and to avoid the risk of impacting on the benefits of the service to the users.”

Under the revised terms, the value of the contract has risen to £401 million from the previously agreed £319 million (the original OJEU value of £294 million, in addition to £25 million in previously agreed changes). This additional £82 million breaks down as follows:

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