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


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


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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