Decision details

Procurement of a two year Microsoft Licencing Solution Partner contract

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Technology and Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Procurement of a two year Microsoft Licencing Solution Partner contract

Decision:

To direct award NYCC’s License Solution Provider contract to Softcat Ltd. for a period of 2 years.

Reasons for the decision:

This is to re-align the LSP contract end date with our Microsoft Enterprise Agreement which was itself extended by two years as part of Microsoft E5 ramp offer.

Alternative options considered:

Discussion undertaken with procurement and the Crown Commercial Services (providers of the frameworks) to see if there were alternatives that would deliver better savings than extending on the current terms and pricing on the current contract with SoftCat of which we were advised that the current pricing schedule was still more than favourable and re-running a full re-procurement may result in higher pricing.

Publication date: 05/08/2022

Date of decision: 05/08/2022

Effective from: 13/08/2022

Current call-in Count: 0

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