Decision details

Combined Digital & Information Services (DIS) capital scheme for essential hardware refresh and application modernisation

Reference: D54144

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve total capital expenditure of £10,642k broken down as follows:

  £5,142k for refresh / replacement of ICT equipment and software. 

  £5,500k for keeping the council’s application estate up to date and compliant, replacing a number of non-compliant and end of life systems and implementing solutions that support service transition to more digital ways of working.


The Director of Resources gave authority to incur expenditure of £9,210K on the 2021/22 essential hardware and application upgrades outlined in the Delegated Decision Report (£4210K Infrastructure, £5000K Applications and Digital Efficiencies). This includes the specialist resources (internal and external) to commission and implement these services.

The Director of Resources noted that additional sums of £500k carried forward from 2020/21 allocated capital funds will also be utilised to support the planned programme of works.

The Chief Digital Information Officer will be accountable for delivery of the programme of changes and the allocated capital budgets.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Contact: Bev Fisher 07891275318 Email:

Publication date: 03/06/2021

Date of decision: 11/06/2021

Effective from: 19/06/2021

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