G4S plc UK DK : Statement re Outsourcing Organisational Support Services for
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Forces
29 January 2013
STATEMENT RE OUTSOURCING ORGANISATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES FOR BEDFORDSHIRE,
CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE POLICE FORCES
G4S, the world's leading secure outsourcing group notes that the Police and
Crime Commissioners of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire have
this evening announced their decision not to proceed with further work
exploring the Lincolnshire Police outsourcing contract for the delivery of the
three forces' Organisational Support services.
Kim Challis, CEO of G4S Government and Outsourcing Solutions, said:
"We have put forward a compelling proposition to the police forces of
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire which would have guaranteed
them savings of over £100 million over the next ten years, allowing them to
meet the financial challenge of the Comprehensive Spending Review without
compromising on efficiency or public safety.
"Our proposition was to operate back office services at the volume and scale
required to deliver significant savings to forces, enabling them to
concentrate their resources on frontline roles: it was never about replacing
police officers. This has already proved to be the case in Lincolnshire, where
we have a successful partnership which,in less than a year, has seen us
deliver savings in running costs of around 16%.
"We continue to work with a number of signatory forces on the Lincolnshire
Police contract, including Hertfordshire, to see how we can help them to
generate the savings they need".
For further enquiries, please contact:
Helen Parris - Director of Investor Relations
+44 (0) 1293 554400
Nicola Savage - Head of Public Relations G4S UK & Ireland +44
(0) 845 371 7173
Notes to Editors:
G4S is the world's leading secure outsourcing group, specialising in
outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks
are considered a strategic threat.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a
secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more
than 125 countries and over 657,000 employees.
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.
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