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Procurement of IT Desktop Devices (EX/19/53)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision that


1.    The appointment of European Electronique Ltd to supply the Council with IT Desktop devices to refresh the current IT desktop estate (as detailed in report EX/19/69) be agreed with the option to extend the initial two year warranty for a further three Years.


2.    The cost of the IT desktops be funded from the Central Infrastructure Renewal budget, set up for this purpose.


Reason for the Decision


The majority of the Council’s IT desktop estate is over six years old and is no longer covered by a warranty.  Information and Digital Services have a limited stock of parts that commonly fail but will not be able to maintain the desktop estate indefinitely.


Some staff are experiencing performance issues with their desktop devices which is impacting adversely on their ability to perform their job.  The current IT desktop estate does not support a number of the Council’s strategies, including the IT Strategy, which supports an agile working environment; and the disaster recovery and business continuity plans.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


A number of alternative devices had been considered however they do not offer a viable solution for the Council at this time.  These included Google Chromebook and Desktop Tower or Micro.


There are potential strategic and operational consequences of taking no action.


Report author: Matthew Bunyon

Publication date: 13/01/2020

Date of decision: 13/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Executive

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