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Provision of Enterprise Geographical Information System (GIS) platform

Decision Maker: Director: Legal and Democratic Services (MO & SIRO)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This is the only product of this system available via the eMarketplace catalogue, which enables the council to make a compliant direct award to renew an incumbent and implemented system under the Crown Commercial Services framework for Data and Application Solutions (RM3821). The council is doing this to maintain both internal and public facing geographical systems, data, and processes, which are vital to the delivery of council services. E.g. web forms that rely on location data such as address/street information to function, calculating school admissions distances, waste services, planning maps etc.


To renew an ArcGIS Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) through Direct Award for a period of three years. The supplier is ESRI.

Alternative options considered:

Not to renew. Having no Enterprise GIS platform would result in the loss of provision to the public of a significant number of online web forms utilising spatial data, e.g., reporting street faults, planning applications. It would also prevent internal processes for maintaining accurate extents of spatial data, e.g., Emergency Management Zones, Clean Air Zone.

Publication date: 02/05/2023

Date of decision: 28/03/2023