Decision details

Award of Contract for Intranet Platform (Forward Plan Reference FP959)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Award of Intranet Replacement Contract


Exempt report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) on the award of contract for the supply and maintenance of an intranet platform.


(1)        The Decision Taken




Cabinet approved a three-year contract for the supply and maintenance of an intranet platform with SORCE Ltd.


(2)        Reasons for the Decision


The current intranet is built using SharePoint 2003 which is no longer supported by Microsoft. This has resulted in increased issues of incompatibility with modern browsers, security and accessibility, so must be replaced.


The Council required a 3rd party contractor to supply and maintain an intranet platform which would enhance the use of Office 365 and SharePoint Online providing an easy to use intranet available to all staff and Members from any device.

Report author: Andrew Harper

Publication date: 14/04/2020

Date of decision: 07/04/2020

Decided at meeting: 07/04/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/04/2020

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