Decision details

JAW/005/21-22 Award of Contract - Network Refresh Project

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Decision Maker: Adur Executive Member for Resources, Worthing Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

The Executive Members have approved the award of the contract to Southern Communications for a total contract value of £823K on the terms set out in this report.

Reasons for the decision:

WBC Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services: To secure the long-term resilience of our networks so that we can continue to provide excellent services to our residents.

ADC Executive Member for Resources: Happy to approve recommendations as set out in the report for the reasons detailed.

Alternative options considered:

WBC Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services: Whilst we have clearly made significant shifts in the last 15 months due to the pandemic, we need to look further ahead at our emerging network and technical needs to ensure we can provide the services and solutions required in an increasingly data and connectivity-driven society. This investment is proportionate and delivers on our priorities as a modern, forward looking Council.

ADC Executive Member for Resources: No alternatives are considered appropriate.

Publication date: 23/07/2021

Date of decision: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 31/07/2021

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