04
May
2017

IT Supplier Review

IT Supplier Review

Context

New Forest District Council were looking for cost savings and efficiencies, with IT being a significant cost centre within the council budget. With a significant reliance on a small handful of long standing suppliers, New Forest were looking for a broader view of the IT market to address their needs.

Approach

Embedded IT engaged with the IT and Procurement functions to write a specification for the tendering of IT, and worked with local procurement officials to establish the process with CCS frameworks to identify suitable bidders.

Results

Immediate results proved difficult to gain engagement from framework suppliers, which lead to a re-negotiation with existing suppliers giving clarity of spend and contract structure to New Forest. IT Strategy was re-affirmed and IT Suppliers are now assessed in the context of a broader strategy.

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