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Bromley Council signs £9m desktop and datacentre contract with BT

Bromley Council hopes to make 10% cost savings by contracting BT to deliver computer and datacentre services for the next five years

BT has won a five-year, £9m contract with Bromley Council to deliver ICT services to the local authority.

The contract award is part of the pan-London framework for ICT services, set up by three London councils. The framework aims to streamline procurement processes, increase efficiency and cut costs for local councils. It is available to all 33 London boroughs.

Bromley hopes the contract – which will see BT delivering desktop services and manage more than 350 servers – will save around 10% in costs.

Councillor Stephen Carr, leader of Bromley Council, said that as the organisation moves towards becoming a “commissioning council”, it needs to ensure services are delivered as efficiently and effectively as possible.

“The pan-London ICT framework set up by Westminster City Council and delivered by BT gives us everything we need,” he said.

“It provides us with clear and transparent pricing, and a more efficient and streamlined buying process, helping us to speed up the delivery of projects and save money.”

The services from BT will go live in April 2015. The council hopes it will provide more flexible IT and the ability to scale services up or down, depending on demand.

This is the third contract BT has won as part of the framework. It has already signed agreements with Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for user computing and datacentre services. It has also signed with the London Borough of Islington for strategic consultancy services.

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BT recently signed a contract with Islington Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver and develop an integrated digital care record, linking up health and social care IT systems in the borough.



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