Decision details

Authority to procure Backup Solution using a Framework Agreement (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

Purpose:

The decision concerns the procurement of a backup solution for the Shared Technology Services’ Borough of Brent, Lewisham and Southwark, and requests approval to use a framework to procure a backup solution on the basis of the pre-tender considerations.

Decision:

That the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services:

 

i)             Approves inviting bids for a backup solution for the Shared Technology Services’ Boroughs under the HealthTrust Europe’s ICT Solutions 2019 Framework (ComIT 2 – Complete IT), on the basis of the pre-tender considerations.

 

ii)            Approves officers evaluating the bids on the basis of the evaluation criteria.

Reasons for the decision:

It has been determined that the most appropriate means of providing the backup solution is through the procurement of a contractor by way of a mini-competition exercise under the HealthTrust Europe’s ICT Solutions 2019 Framework (ComIT 2 – Complete IT) (the “Framework”).

Alternative options considered:

Officers considered whether the backup solution can be provided by the council itself but concluded that backup solution is best provided by a contractor. Officers reviewed a range of procurement options including conducting a tender process but concluded that the use of the Framework is the most appropriate means of procuring a contractor.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

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

Parties Consulted: Representatives of the three Shared Service London Boroughs have been consulted in relation to the procurement.

Contact: Philippa Brewin, Senior Category Manager, Procurement Email: philippa.brewin@brent.gov.uk Tel: 0208 937 1733.

Publication date: 12/01/2021

Date of decision: 06/01/2021

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