Decision details

Network and telephony procurement strategy and contract award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Reform

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Procurement of network links and associated services plus telephony (e.g. phone and alarm lines)


1.    To agree that Appendix A is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


2.    To approve the procurement strategy to use Lot 9 - IT Managed Service, Complete IM&T Managed Services Provisionfrom the ‘Information Management & Technology (IM&T)’ framework offered by the London Procurement Partnership to make a direct award. 


3.    To approve the direct award of a contract to BT Enterprise to supply like for like replacement of existing network and telephony services.  The overall cost of these services over the initial 3 years term will be £3,818,181.


Reasons for the decision:

The recommended Information Management & Technology (IM&T)’ framework offered by the London Procurement Partnership offers the best value for money for the council as existing essential services are available at a lower cost than the current contact.


Alternative options considered:

Option 1: Do nothing
This option is not recommended.


Option 2: Procure individual contracts for different components
This option is not recommended.


Option 3: Procure all services from the Information Management & Technology (IM&T)’ framework
This option is recommended.


Publication date: 08/06/2023

Date of decision: 05/06/2023

Effective from: 14/06/2023

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