Decision details

Authority to procure Cloud Storage for 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


To request approval to use a framework to procure cloud storage solution for the backup solution for the Shared Technology Services’ Boroughs of Brent, Lewisham and Southwark.


That the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services:


i)             Approves inviting bids for Cloud Storage for Backup Solution under the Y20011 – KCS Profressional Services Software Products and Associated Services 2 framework on the basis of the pre-tender considerations.


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

Reasons for the decision:

It has been determined that the most appropriate means of providing the solution is through the procurement of a contractor by way of a mini-competition under the Y20011 – KCS Professional Services Software Products and Associated Services 2 Framework (the “Framework”).

Alternative options considered:

Other means of procuring the contract were considered by officers in the Shared ICT Service, but it was determined that the use of the Framework, rather than procuring a contract by formal tender, was best in terms of the reduction in time-scales, costs and resources involved.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


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: Tel: 0208 937 1733.

Publication date: 14/01/2021

Date of decision: 14/01/2021