Decision details

Award of Contract(s) Information Technology Services: Cloud Hosting Services OKD38 21/22

Decision Maker: Director of Finance and Support Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In December 2020 the Cabinet Member for Economy & Corporate Resources approved a proposal via decision ECR04_20-21, to insource and recommission, through new contracts, the services currently provided by Capita through the Information Technology outsource contract.


The Cabinet Member delegated authority to the Director of Finance and Support Services to progress the programme and commence procurement of the Service Desk and End User Compute Services, Networks Management, Hybrid Data Centre and Cloud Hosting.  In accordance with the decision procurement exercises are being undertaken. A decision was published in June 2021 (OKD06_20-21) concerning Service Desk and End User Compute Services.


The Director of Finance and Support Services will be asked to award the contract(s) to the successful bidder(s) from June 2021 with initial service transitions to commence in July 2021 and further decisions on the remaining services to follow.





The Director of Finance and Support Services has approved:

1.         The award of a contract for the design and delivery of a transformation programme to migrate services to a cloud environment as well as the on-going management of the new (hybrid) environment to Version 1 Solutions Limited for a total contract period of up to 4 years. The total value of the contract is £2.250m

2.         As part of the same award, to engage Version 1 Solutions Limited as the Council’s Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider to help manage Azure consumption charges over the term of the contract. Aligned to the 4-year contract term proposed above, the value of this arrangement is £3.600m.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 21/12/2021

Date of decision: 21/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

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