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ICT Work with the Local Government Association

Meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet (Item 10)

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This report seeks approval to enter into further arrangements to partner with the Local Government Association (LGA) for a period of 3 years for the provision of ICT services. The contract includes the hosting of LGA ICT services at Brent Data Centres, the provision of ICT support services, and the implementation of new hardware where required.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)        Note the current arrangements for partnership working with the Local Government Association in relation to the provision of ICT services, as set out in sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the report.

 

(2)    Approve the Council entering into further arrangements to partner with the Local Government Association for a period of 3 years with an optional 2 year extension for the provision of ICT services, to include the hosting of its ICT services at the Brent Data Centres, and the ongoing provision of ICT support services and the implementation of new hardware where necessary.

 

(3)    Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and the Director of Legal, HR, Audit and Investigations to agree the full terms of the legal agreements required to deliver the partnering arrangements referred to in (2) above and thereafter to enter into such agreements.

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor Margaret McLennan introduced the report which sought approval for the extension of the partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA) for the provision of ICT services for a further three years, with the option of an additional two years. Cabinet noted the recognition which it was felt the extension of the partnership arrangement demonstrated in terms of the level and standard of ICT service being provided and success of the overall digitalisation strategy especially during the pandemic.

 

In expressing their support for the extension, members highlighted the importance of stability of services during the ongoing pandemic, and thanked the officers involved in the provision of ICT services.

 

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Note the current arrangements for partnership working with the Local Government Association in relation to the provision of ICT services, as set out in sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the report.

 

(2)     Approve the Council entering into further arrangements to partner with the Local Government Association for a period of 3 years with an optional 2 year extension for the provision of ICT services, to include the hosting of its ICT services at the Brent Data Centres, and the ongoing provision of ICT support services and the implementation of new hardware where necessary.

 

(3)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and the Director of Legal, HR, Audit and Investigations to agree the full terms of the legal agreements required to deliver the partnering arrangements referred to in (2) above and thereafter to enter into such agreements.