Issue - meetings

Work Smarter Digital Phase 2: Re-procurement of the Enterprise Support Service Contract

Meeting: 26/01/2022 - Cabinet (Item 7)

7 Work Smarter Digital Phase 2: Re-procurement of the Enterprise Support Service Contract pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe sought Cabinet approval to award a contract in relation to the supply of Enterprise Support Services.

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Approve, without further competition, the award of a call-off contract for the supply of Enterprise Support Services under Crown Commercial Services Framework RM6100 – Technology Services 3, to the preferred tenderer, namely, Cantium Business Solution Limited in accordance with the direct award criteria thereunder. The proposed call-off contract shall make provision for the supply of Enterprise Support Services to both the council and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service to the extent that the Fire Service’s requirements have been agreed in advance with the council. Such call-off contract shall continue for an initial period of two years and include options to extend its term for a further period of one year on each of its second, third and fourth anniversaries.

2. Delegate authority to the Director of People and Digital Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to determine whether to exercise each of the options to extend the term of such call-off contract on its second, third and fourth anniversaries.

 


 

 

Minutes:

Cllr Lynden Stowe sought Cabinet approval to award a contract in relation to the supply of Enterprise Support Services.

 

A new Digital and ICT service was launched in April 2021. The new service model included a mixed framework of internally provisioned services and external outsourcing to third parties. The current outsourced Enterprise Support Service (ESS) contract was provided by Cantium Business Solutions Ltd.

 

The County Council’s current Enterprise Support Services (ESS) contract would come to an end in March 2022. It was critical to commence the new contract at the time of expiry.

 

Direct award was appropriate in this instance as there was a clear understanding of the services GCC required from the ESS contract provider. The Council had been pleased with the work carried out by Cantium.

 

This would provide an opportunity to consider the emerging service requirements and value for money in delivering the County’s digital aspirations. It would consider new practices and the maturing service following the launch of the new Digital and ICT service in April 2021.

 

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Approve, without further competition, the award of a call-off contract for the supply of Enterprise Support Services under Crown Commercial Services Framework RM6100 – Technology Services 3, to the preferred tenderer, namely, Cantium Business Solution Limited in accordance with the direct award criteria thereunder. The proposed call-off contract shall make provision for the supply of Enterprise Support Services to both the council and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service to the extent that the Fire Service’s requirements have been agreed in advance with the council. Such call-off contract shall continue for an initial period of two years and include options to extend its term for a further period of one year on each of its second, third and fourth anniversaries.

2. Delegate authority to the Director of People and Digital Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to determine whether to exercise each of the options to extend the term of such call-off contract on its second, third and fourth anniversaries.