Decision details

Procurement of a new Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to procure a three year agreement for the supply of a volume licensing program that gives the flexibility to buy cloud services and software licences under one agreement, known as Microsoft Enterprise (EA) from 1st April 2021 via a mini competition under a Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework agreement.


Having fully considered all of the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:


Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Resources to:


a) Conduct a mini-competition procurement process under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Technology Products & Associated Services

(TePAS) RM6068 framework agreement (Lot 3: Software and Associated Services) in respect of a three year call-off contract for the supply of a volume licensing program, including software assurance, known as Microsoft Enterprise;


b) award such call-off contract to the preferred tenderer;


c) authorise the Head of Legal Services to execute such contract by affixing the Council’s seal thereto.


For the reasons set out in the report.


Publication date: 10/11/2020

Date of decision: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 18/11/2020

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