Stoke council picks SCC for £8m four-year contract
Council awards IT supply and support deal to Birmingham-headquartered IT services heavyweight
The city of Stoke was formed 107 years ago through the federation of six neighbouring towns Credit: Rept0n1x/CC BY-SA 2.0
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has awarded IT reseller giant SCC an £8m contract to supply and support all its technology requirements over the next four years.
The contract kicks off on 1 December and will last for exactly 48 months. Throughout that time the Birmingham-based company will “assist in the supply, delivery, and maintenance of [the council’s] ICT requirements”. The deal’s value is estimated at £8m, excluding VAT.
Stoke has a population of about a quarter of a million people. It was formed in 1910 through the federation of six neighbouring towns, one of which – Hanley – has become the city centre.
SCC is one of Europe’s largest IT resellers, with operations in the UK, Spain, France, Romania, and Vietnam. It employs upwards of 5,000 people and, in its 2017 fiscal year it turned over £1.7bn, of which £574m was generated in the UK.
According to the contract award notice, the company was the only bidder for the Stoke-on-Trent contract.
Digital and data once again had a starring role in supporting – and, occasionally, hampering – government’s work this year. PublicTechnology looks back at the most significant events.
As much as half of government’s near-£5bn annual spend on IT is dedicated to the maintenance of ageing or unsupported tech. A range of digital leaders tell PublicTechnology about the...
PickupMyPeriod program allows users to find one of 700 locations where free products can be collected
Staff will either become civil servants or move over to commercial providers