Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
1. That the Interim Director of Residents’ services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services approve a waiver under the Contract Standing Orders (`CSOs`) 3.1 in relation to the competition requirements under the CSO 10.2 (to advertise the Contract and seek public quotations) and to directly award a contract on the basis that it is in the Council’s overall interest. (`CSOs`). The nature of the market for the services to be provided has been investigated and is demonstrated to be such that a departure from the CSOs is justifiable.
2. That the Contract for the delivery of the services be awarded to Clearview for the provision of Business Continuity Software at a cost of £42,000 for a term of 5 years commencing March 2019.
Business continuity management (BCM) is a framework for identifying the Council’s risk of exposure to internal and external threats. The ability to respond and recover quickly from an incident is a measure of “Resilience” and is an important aspect of protecting service delivery to the public and being ruthlessly financially efficient by protecting Council Services.
Option 1 – Do nothing (Keep the existing manual system (excel / word).
Option 2 – In-house development (Develop software internally).
Option 3 – Full Procurement.
Option 4 – Purchase of ClearView software. The recommended solution.
Publication date: 06/08/2019
Date of decision: 12/03/2019