Decision details

Financial System Procurement 2023* - JUN23/CAB/7

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the procurement of the authorities Financial management system.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1.     Authorise the contract award of the Financial Management IT solution to Unit4 Business Software Limited fora sum not exceeding £2,700,000 for a three-year period commencing on 1st July 2023, with an option to extend for a further year. 

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure the stability of the organisation facing significant delivery challenges, and to ensure the continued value provided by the previous and current investment for a longer-term contract period. 

Alternative options considered:

Go out to market to seek a replacement solution via a competitive tender or mini-competition. 


However, given the investment to date, and the current requirement for significant development, the benefits of changing to a new system would disproportionately affect the management of the Councils finances. 

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Publication date: 19/06/2023

Date of decision: 19/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/06/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/06/2023

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