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WA2818 – Forensic Capability Network Collaboration Agreement

Request received:  30/12/2021

Responded: 11/01/2022

Q1. Please confirm whether your police force has considered entering into a collaboration agreement pursuant to section 22A of the Police Act 1996 (as amended by the PRSRA) to establish a Forensic Capability Network (FCN).

A: Yes

Q2. Please confirm whether, as a result of such consideration, that such an agreement has been signed and if not please supply the reasons for not entering such an agreement.

A: Yes

Q3. If, such an agreement has been entered, please supply the date on which the agreement came into legal force.

A: 10 March 2021

Q4. Please confirm whether your police force has agreed that the Forensic Capability Network will prepare the next round of contracts for physical forensic services as part of their “next generation procurement” as detailed here on the FCN website , in other words, is your police force using this process or something else to procure such services?

A: Information not held

Q5. If your police force is using something other than the Forensic Capabilty Network’s process described in (4), please provide information as to what that process is.

A: Information not held