Decision details

Amendment to Procurement Strategy for the Integrated Housing Management System

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Approval for an amendment to the procurement strategy for the Integrated Housing Management System

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Housing approves the procurement strategy for the Integrated Housing Management System (IHMS) for a mini competition using Lot 2b of the Data and Applications Solutions (DAS) Framework provided by Crown Commercial Services.

Reasons for the decision:

While the requirements of the system are developed and further market research taken place, it is now clear there is a well-established, mature market for Integrated Housing Management Systems. Discussions with Crown Commercial Services revealed they provide a Framework specifically geared to the procurement of Housing Management Systems via a hosted solution in line with the Council’s ICT Strategy.

 

Procurement via the Data and Application Solution Framework, would enable H&F to demonstrate a fully compliant process, reducing the risk to the Council. It would ensure key suppliers on the market, represented on the Framework, are invited to tender and the need for a first stage minimum requirements process is removed.

 

Alternative options considered:

As described on the report.

 

Publication date: 23/07/2020

Date of decision: 22/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

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