Decision details

Authority to Extend the Contract for Mobile Voice and Data Services (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:

To seek approval for the extension of a contract for mobile voice and data services with Vodafone Limited, in accordance with Contract Standing Order 112.

Decision:

That the Strategic Director Customer and Digital Services:

 

i)             Approves an extension of the current contract with Vodafone Limited for one year as provided for in the contract.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposed extension as provided for in the contract will enable the continued use of the voice and data services without the cost of the implementation of a new contract. The quality of the voice and data services is good, and the rates in the contract represent value for money for the council.

Alternative options considered:

Officers considered not extending the contract, but retendering and possible subsequent implementation of a new service would not deliver best value for money.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Delegated authority.

Parties Consulted: The relevant Shared Service Borough stakeholders have been consulted.

Contact: Philippa Brewin, Senior Category Manager, Procurement Email: philippa.brewin@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 1733.

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021