Decision - Renewal of Microsoft Licensing | Westminster City Council
Decision details

Decision - Renewal of Microsoft Licensing

Decision details

Renewal of Microsoft Licensing

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Customer Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Cabinet Member approval sought for renewal of Microsoft licensing.

Decision:

1.            That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

2.            That the Cabinet Member for Housing and Customer Services approved to undertake a procurement for the Enterprise Agreement, running a further competition with the suppliers on the Crown Commercial Service Framework, allowing 2 weeks for the suppliers to respond, a week to evaluate and moderate responses and award to the winning bidder and that the award would be for a period of three with the contract expiring 31st May 2021.

 

3.            That the Cabinet Member for Housing and Customer Services noted the total value of Microsoft licences as set in the report, including the annual value and that this includes significant volumes of licences that are consumed directly by Council Service departments.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

1.            The licences are required for day-to-day operation in the three councils.

 

2.            Renewal of the Enterprise Agreement aligns with the strategic vision of collaborative working, while using cloud-based tools for current and future collaboration solutions, and is in-line with the Digital Transformation Programme and the Governments “Cloud First” policy.

 

Publication date: 25/05/2018

Date of decision: 25/05/2018