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Bromley looks for 10% cost savings through BT desktop contract

David Bicknell Published 10 February 2016

Five-year, £9m plus deal will see BT delivering desktop and datacentre services to staff, including managing over 350 servers to give council greater ICT flexibility


BT has won a five-year contract from Bromley Council to deliver computer and data-centre services.

Under the contract, worth more than £9m, BT is to deliver desktop services to 2,000 Bromley staff. It will also manage more than 350 servers, with the intention of giving the council greater flexibility in running its ICT services by offering the ability to flex services up and down to match demand.

Services are due to go live in April 2016 with the goal of generating cost savings for the council of 10%.

The contract was won by BT as part of a pan-London framework agreement for ICT services set up by Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham councils.

The procurement framework, which is available to all 33 London boroughs, is designed to consolidate ICT spend and streamline the procurement process to increase efficiency, cut costs and deliver cutting edge technology.

Councillor Stephen Carr, leader of Bromley Council, said: "We have an excellent track record of ensuring all council activities are delivered as efficiently and effectively as possible. As we move towards our vision of being a commissioning council, we needed a company that would deliver excellent service but also respond to the changing shape of our business. The pan-London ICT framework set up by Westminster City Council and delivered by BT gives us everything we need. 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."

Ian Dalton, president of Global Government and Health, BT Global Services indicated that framework contracts had a "crucial role" to play in the public sector and were an increasingly critical part of its strategy. "This is another great win to add to our growing list of such successes and we're delighted to have the chance to work with Bromley Council to provide the latest ICT services."

"We understand the various challenges local government faces and look forward to helping to deliver efficiencies as well as providing new and innovative technologies. Ultimately this will not only make public money go further, but benefit council staff and the services that are provided to residents across Bromley."


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