Issue details

Approval of continuation of annual rolling maintenance contract for Business World system


To approve the continued maintenance of the Business World enterprise resource planning (ERP) information IT system.


The ERP IT system records, processes and documents all relevant information in relation to the general ledger, payroll, debtor and creditor records.


The current decision approval to maintain the system expires on 31 March 2020, this report recommends that the current arrangements continue for a further period of up to ten years.

The continued current arrangement is recommended because the ERP IT system has been substantially be-spoked to provide the IT support service required and Unit 4 are the only available current system maintenance provider to ensure the continued maintenance and support service the system requires to remain fit for purpose.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/10/2019

Decision due: 17 January 2020 by Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Lead member: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Lead director: Chief finance officer

Department: Corporate Support Centre

Contact: Josie Rushgrove, Head of corporate finance Email: Tel: 01432 261867.