The current infrastructure to support the hardware, is end of life and is very costly to run and maintain on an annual basis. Support and maintenance cannot be secured when the current agreement comes to an end as parts are obsolete. Whilst the Council could proceed without support and maintenance this is integral to supporting KCC’s ICT services and there would be a significant business risk to the Council if this was to fail.
Proposed decision – The Cabinet Member for Corporate & Democratic Services authorises the Director of Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services to award the contract(s) for the implementation of the storage replacement solution including the necessary contractual negotiations and enter into any subsequent necessary legal agreements.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;
Decision status: For Determination
Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2018
Decision due: Not before 20th Dec 2018 by Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services
Lead director: Rebecca Spore
Department: Strategic & Corporate Services
Contact: Mark Garbett, Portfolio Assurance Manager Tel: 03000 414955 Email: email@example.com.
The matter was discussed at the Policy & Resources Cabinet Committee on 20th November 2018.
Financial implications: The decision to replace the storage infrastructure commits the Council to spend in excess of over £1 million for the duration of the contract(s). The cost of the replacement is already built into Council’s Medium-Term Financial Plan and is within the budgets that are allocated
Legal implications: None.
Equalities implications: None.