To realign our contract with Cellmark to safeguard future Forensic Service Provision for the
East Midlands region.
After due consideration it is proposed that the East Midlands Region deliver a financial
realignment of the external forensic contract as follows:
- £155,000: contract valuation variation to address significant and increasing demand for
Roads Traffic Toxicology Services, which currently delivers in excess of 85% positive
outcomes (drug drive being in excess of 95% positive outcomes)
- £35,000; contract valuation variation that will meet the cost of specialist DNA services, a
requirement of the Forensic Science Regulator and without which we will be unable to
access DNA identifications arising from a significant volumes of mixed and partial profiles.
This will impact most significantly on our more serious offences to include; Violent and
Homicide, Sexual Offences and complex cold case reviews.
- £145,000; cash uplift to address the overarching pricing issues identified by the
Marketplace Gold Group and required to deliver against national stabilisation work.
Decision Record 140- Forensic Service Provision