Decision details

Re-tender of the Network and Telephony contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve a direct award contract for the supplier of network and telephony services for a 12-month period.



  1. Approve the extension of the contract for Network and Telephony Services with Virgin Media to maintain council network and telephony services pending a full re-procurement of the service until no later than September 2022 at a cost of up to £1.4m.
  2. Authorise the Director – Digital Transformation in consultation with the Deputy Mayor – Finance, Governance & Performance to take all steps necessary to award this contract extension.


Report author: Mike Jackson

Publication date: 13/07/2021

Date of decision: 13/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/07/2021

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