Decision details

Re-Thinking Business Continuity – A Proposal For A More Efficient And Dynamic Approach For Our Services

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.



Reasons for the decision:

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.

Alternative options considered:

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

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