This is a decision to extend the use of the ECINS system by a further six months to 31 March 2022.
ECINS is a collaborative platform, which enables multiple local partners to work together. It also allows them to share information in real time, resolve issues and protect vulnerable individuals.
ECINS (Empowering Communities Inclusion and Neighbourhood Management System) was brought in in September 2015.
Initial procurement was for three years to September 2018. However, the Government GCloud framework renewed use of ECINS in 2018 on an initial two-year contract. There was an option to renew on an annual basis for a further two years.
ECINS’ primary partners S are Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, local authorities, housing associations and voluntary sector organisations.
As the system has been in place for a number of years, a review its use has been undertaken. The outcome showed that usage has dropped off significantly. As a result, the system is currently delivering limited value for money.
However, key areas within Integrated Offender Management and the Divert program are well established
Providers would have to make alternative arrangements to ensure business continuity if ECINS was no longer available.
The ECINS’ licence has now been renewed for six months from 1 October 2021 at a cost of £23,340 plus VAT to allow for the following:
- Time to establish business continuity measures;
- Further understanding of risks linked to moving away from ECINS;
- Exit planning arrangements