Approval to appoint a Large Account Reseller (LAR) and to confirm the renewal of Microsoft Products/Enterprise Agreement for 2022-2025
Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Assurance
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In order to operate, manage and purchase
Microsoft products and services Herefordshire Council must identify
and nominate a Large Account Reseller [LAR], for an initial period
of 3 years from the anticipated contract start date of 1st June
2022. The reseller will act as the Microsoft subject matter expert
providing advice and guidance on Microsoft products.
The nominated reseller will arrange the renewal of the three year Enterprise Agreement, which is the contractual arrangement to provide Licences and Software Assurance for many Microsoft Products in use at Herefordshire Council. The Enterprise Agreement covers the licencing required for:
• Computer operating systems (Windows 10) for all desktops and laptops
• Server operating systems (Windows Server) and management tools (System Center).
Appropriate licencing is a compliance requirement and is not optional.
A procurement process was undertaken through KCS Framework Software Products & Associated Services 2 (Y20011) Lot 1 via Herefordshire Councils e-tendering portal, Supplying the Southwest (also known as ProContract). Four compliant bids were received by the tender close date and were evaluated in accordance with the rules as stipulated within the tender document. This evaluation consisted of an assessment of Quality and Price.
Phoenix Software Ltd provided the most economically advantageous tender and are therefore recommended for award.
Contact: Andrew Lovegrove, Director of resources and assurance Email: Andrew.Lovegrove@herefordshire.gov.uk.
Publication date: 23/06/2022
Date of decision: 13/06/2022