The Housing Corporation plans to roll out a new multi-milion pound IT infrastructure next year.
The Housing Corporation has hired independent IT consultancy Improcom to assist it in the procurement process. The new infrastructure is expected to be fully functional by the end of August 2007.
The Corporation funds new affordable housing and regulates the work of around 2,000 housing associations, managing more than two million homes across England.
The Corporation has about 450 staff based at nine offices. Improcom will guide the Corporation through the procurement process, ensuring the procedure is conducted according to the new Official Journal of European Union Competitive Dialogue procedure.
Helen McDonagh, Corporation head of contracts – information systems, said, “It is important that the Corporation has a reliable ICT network infrastructure and disaster recovery policy in place to support our business operations.
“With Improcom guiding us through the tendering and procurement procedure, I’m confident that the Corporation will procure a managed IT service that will satisfy our ongoing communication needs.”
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