Decision details

New Digital and ICT Service – Data Centre Hosting Services and Wide Area Network Circuit Provision

Decision Maker: Director of Digital & People Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Pursuant to an Authorisation from: Cabinet dated 22nd July 2020 to delegate authority to the Director – People and Digital Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Change, to conduct procurement processes (jointly with Gloucester City Council and other potential partners to the extent that such partners’ service requirements have been agreed with the county council) in respect of contracts for the supply of the services outlined below:
? Data Centre Hosting
? Cloud Hosting and Operations
? Telephony – VOIP/Unified Comms
? Mobile Telephony
? Enterprise Support (2nd & 3rd line)
? Security Operations
? System management (tooling) delivery and support
? Printing (enabling the Canon contract)
and to award such contracts to the preferred tenderers, within the limit of the total available cost budget of £11million per annum.

Decision:

 

 A) Having conducted the above-mentioned procurement process and consulted with the Cabinet Member Finance and Change:

1) To approve the award/novation of a sub-contract from Sopra Steria Ltd (the council’s incumbent ICT Managed Services provider) to MDS Technologies Ltd (in accordance with the terms of the council’s contract for such ICT Managed Services), relating to the supply of data centre hosting services.

 

The proposed contract, once awarded/novated, shall continue for a maximum period of 18 months.

2) To approve the award /novation of a sub-contract from Sopra Steria Ltd (the council’s incumbent ICT Managed Services provider) to GTT Communications Inc (in accordance with the terms of the council’s contract for such ICT Managed Services) relating to the supply of wide area network circuit provision between Shire Hall and the council’s data centre in Corsham.

 

The proposed contract, once awarded/novated, shall be placed for 12 months, and include an option to extend for one further

 

Publication date: 11/01/2021

Date of decision: 07/01/2021

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