Report of the Corporate Director Communities.
The Corporate Director Communities submitted a report seeking approval to renew the Microsoft Enterprise E3 Agreement for a three year period.
The Resources Portfolio Holder gave approval
· to proceed with a three year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement remaining on the same level as the current licence agreement - Microsoft 365 (M365) E3 licence.
· to deal with the agreement under the exemption to Contract Procedures contained within the Financial Regulations and Financial Procedure Rules; on the grounds that exemptions may apply where “a framework agreement is available that necessitates the council not having to go out to tender and the goods, works and services will still provide the Council with best value for money”.