Avon and Somerset Police to roll out Windows 10 in £2.6m licensing deal
Force signs contract with IT reseller SBL
Avon and Somerset Police will be deploying Windows 10 laptops as well as updating as much of its desktop estate as possible Credit: PA
Avon and Somerset Police (ASP) is seeking to deploy Windows 10 across both new laptops and existing desktops as part of a new £2.6m software licensing contract.
The force, whose headquarters are in Bristol, has announced that it awarded the three-year contract to reseller Software Box Ltd (SBL). The deal, which was awarded through Crown Commercial Service’s Technology Products 2 framework, took effect on 1 July, and runs until 30 June 2020.
- 'Like swimming in a pool of sharks' - less than one in 4,000 Met Police PCs running latest version of Windows
- Government security service seeks public sector guinea pigs for Windows technologies
- Police and crime commissioner plans purchase of 1,700 Windows tablets
The contract will see York-based SBL providing the necessary licences and related services for ASP’s server estate. The company will also work on the force's “digital mobilisation programme”, as well as overseeing an upcoming client-computing migration.
The contract award notice said: “A key requirement is to provide licensing that supports the rollout of Windows 10 laptops and upgrade – where possible – the existing desktop estate.”
Technology could also be deployed in other areas, such as domestic abuse and offender management
Force agrees two-year licensing deal for Cosain ‘listening platform’
Procurement body seeks two suppliers for three-year deal
County council becomes one of the first recipients of money from government scheme as it looks for provider to roll out connections to public sector-owned sites over the next two decades