Published date: 27 January 2023

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 16 May 2014, 1am

Contract summary


  • Telecommunications equipment and supplies - 32500000

  • Ancillary works for pipelines and cables - 45232000

  • Networking, Internet and intranet software package - 48200000

    • IT software development services - 72212517

Location of contract


Value of contract

£100,000,000 to £600,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

27 January 2023

Closing date

16 May 2014

Closing time


Contract start date

14 May 2019

Contract end date

19 December 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is a cross-government, multiagency Programme sponsored by The Secretary of State for the Home Department to deliver the Emergency Services Network (ESN). The ESN will deliver integrated critical voice and broadband data services to all three emergency services (3ES) and other users throughout GB (England, Wales and Scotland). These services require a mobile communications network capable of providing the full coverage, resilience, security and public safety functionality required by the 3ES. The ESN will replace those services delivered under current service contract(s). A number of these service contracts operate across the 3ES and other users. The new service contracts were awarded during 2015 to facilitate commencement of service delivery from late 2016 as existing service contracts begin to expire. The procurement is divided into 3 Lots with associated Related Projects.

In December 2015, following advertisement of the contract in the OJEU (on 18.4.2014, reference 2014/S 077-133654), the Home Office entered into a contract (the ESN Lot 2 contract) with Motorola Solutions UK Ltd (Motorola) for the development and roll-out of a Public Safety Communications Solution (PSCS) application which is to be installed on users mobile devices, as part of the Home Offices ESN project. The solution is to be used by emergency services staff. It is to replace the UK's current 'Airwave' PSCS, which uses old technology and is costly. The new solution will provide (amongst other things) 'push to talk' functionality and new data services over an existing mobile network (on a prioritised basis). This notice is to confirm that the original contract has been varied (see Section II.2.4 below for a description of the variation).
The Programme went through a contract reset and this was signed on 14th May 2019.

The parties have mutually agreed to terminate the contract with effect from 19th December 2022. Termination Assistance Services will be provided for an initial period of 12 months up to and including 19th December 2023.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Emergency Services Network (ESN) - Lot 2 User Services

  • Awarded contract
  • Published 13 January 2023


Award information

Awarded date

14 May 2019

Contract start date

14 May 2019

Contract end date

19 December 2023

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.



Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, LONDON SW1E 5LB



Supplier is SME?


About the buyer

Contact name

ESMCP Commercial


70 Petty France, Victoria