Decision details

Core Network Contract Award

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection, Executive Director: Delivery

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To award the core network contract to preferred bidder.


That the contract for the Teams Telephony with Direct Routing and related services is awarded to Tenderer B. The contract term is for five years and is authorised to the sum specified in section 8 of the corresponding confidential annex.

Reasons for the decision:

Having conducted a mini competition under Lot 2 of the Crown Commercial Services RM3808 Network Services 2, for Local Connectivity Services, Tenderer B are the recommended supplier based on quality and pricing criteria.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed in the Strategic Procurement Plan

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: To be determined upon receipt of the tenders.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Emails and meetings.



Contact: Bobby Mulheir, Assistant Director: Customer Experience, Digital & IT Email: Tel: 01344 352096.

Publication date: 03/11/2021

Date of decision: 03/11/2021

Effective from: 11/11/2021

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