Hillingdon council awards contract to Northgate

The London Borough of Hillingdon has selected Northgate Information Solutions to provide the hosting arrangements for its major financial systems, helping to reduce back-office administration at the council.

The London Borough of Hillingdon has selected Northgate Information Solutions to provide the hosting arrangements for its major financial systems, helping to reduce back-office administration at the council.

In a contract worth around £4m over five years, Northgate will provide a central management, hosting and support service for six key business applications.

Northgate already provides the council with its revenues, benefits and housing applications, and will now take over the hosting and support for these applications, together with the hosting of the council’s finance, social care and planning systems.

Councillor Jonathan Bianco, cabinet member for finance and business services at Hillingdon, said, “The council wished to create greater capacity to concentrate on service delivery, with the successful supplier understanding our priorities and sharing our goals. Northgate demonstrated an understanding of the council’s vision.”

Northgate will also take ownership of, upgrade and maintain the council’s technology assets for these applications over the term of the contract.

Flexibility and change management issues are also built into the agreement, enabling the council to proactively manage its requirements rather than simply respond to events, said Northgate.


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