Decision details

Authority to Award a Contract for Cloud Storage for Backup Solution (Recordable Officer Decision)

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Customer and Digital Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To request authority to award a contract as required by Contract Standing Order 88 for cloud storage for a backup solution.


That the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services:


i)             Approves the award of the contract for the provision of cloud storage for the backup solution to Bytes Software Services Ltd.

Reasons for the decision:

Shared Technology Services has recently procured a contract for the provision of a single new backup solution that meets all the Borough’s requirements. This solution will require cloud storage, and this decision seeks permission to award a contract for that storage. Council Officers have undertaken a procurement exercise and identified Bytes Software Services Ltd as the contractor providing the most economically advantageous offer in accordance with agreed evaluation criteria and therefore recommend award to this contractor.

Alternative options considered:

Officers considered whether the cloud storage could be provided by the Council itself but concluded it was best provided by a contractor. Officers considered a range of procurement options but concluded that awarding following a competition from a framework was the most appropriate means of procuring a contractor.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Officer scheme of delegation.

Parties Consulted: The relevant Shared Service Borough stakeholders have been consulted in relation to this procurement.

Publication date: 16/02/2021

Date of decision: 10/02/2021