Decision details

Procurement of a Backup Solution

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Technology

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The award of a contract for a Backup Solution to Akhter Computers Ltd following a further competition through CCS Framework RM6098 Technology Products and Associated Services 2.

The contract is for five years and one month and commences on 31 January 2024. No options to extend are available.

The contract value is £986,038.89 (exc VAT).

Reasons for the decision:

Akhter Computers Ltd were the most economically advantageous tender scoring highest overall in the further competition across the procurement evaluation criteria.

Alternative options considered:

The service cannot be provided in-house.

The remaining suppliers who tendered for the opportunity were not considered as they scored lower than the successful supplier.

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 29/01/2024