Decision details

Capital for Public Protection software systems replacement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek the approval and release of capital funding to deliver the replacement of the existing Public Protection software systems.


Recommend to FULL COUNCIL: The funding totalling £71,500 be approved and released from reserves and the 2018/19 capital programme be revised accordingly.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that a new robust and modern software system is in place for the environmental health and licensing functions, to ensure that these functions can operate efficiently and reliably after the expiry of the existing contracts, making best use of new technologies.

Alternative options considered:

1.     That funding be approved and released from reserves to cover the initial procurement and implementation of the software and any additional hardware that falls outside of the corporate ICT refresh programme at both Councils.


A Proforma B is attached at Appendix A which details the break-down of costs.  This report relates the approval and release of funding from the transformation reserve in respect of a BDC capital contribution of £71,500 towards initial purchase and implementation.  Annual licence and maintenance revenue costs after year 1 are anticipated to be below the current annual revenue budget, with indication of around £11,500 savings annually.


2.     Do nothing and let the existing contracts expire.


Report author: Richard Boole

Publication date: 05/09/2018

Date of decision: 04/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/09/2018

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