Issue details

Novation Of ICT Contracts From Serco Ltd To Peterborough City Council As Part Of The Serco Exit Plan - Key/27APR20/01

The Cabinet Member is recommended to:


1.    Approve Peterborough City Council’s option to novate from Serco Ltd to the Council, any Third-Party contracts or licences as required for the efficient continuation of IT services by the Council upon expiry of the Serco Managed ICT Contract with effect from 1 October 2020, or earlier where essential, to ensure continuity of service delivery. .


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/03/2020

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The attached Appendix 1 is NOT FOR PUBLICATION in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 in that it contains commercially sensitive information relating to the managed ICT contract and third party contractors. The public interest test has been applied to the information contained within the exempt appendix and it is considered that the need to retain the information as exempt outweighs the public interest in disclosing it as it could prejudice the Council's position in any future procurement of such services. There is also a requirement on the Council to maintain the confidentiality of the contractual details between Serco and its sub-contractors.

Department: Corporate Services

Contact: Colin Arnold Tel: 07908473638; Email:

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment & Resources Scrutiny Committee