Decision Maker: Lead Specialist for ICT
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Procurement of an email spam and threat
protection service, to continue to protect the Council from
email-based cyber attacks.
The Council's existing email spam and threat
protection service licensing expires on 27th September 2023.
Continued protection has been recommended by the ICT department to
mitigate the risk of email based cyber attacks on the
The Council is working in collaboration with
Waverley Borough Council currently. A shared solution is likely in
the future, so the current Waverley solution was considered. This
solution had a higher price, and therefore the decision was taken
to retain the existing Guildford solution to avoid investing in
further deviation of this technology.
The Council looked to three suppliers for quotations. The incumbent's pricing was the best price, and therefore was chosen for this procurement.
Council Constitution dated 21st July 2023,
Part 3, Page 3-42, paragraph 2(c):
GENERAL DELEGATION TO ALL JOINT STRATEGIC DIRECTORS AND SERVICE LEADERS
2. To undertake the day-to-day management and operation of staff reporting to them and of the premises and services for which they are responsible in accordance with the policies and procedures laid down by the Council, including:
(c) entering into contracts (in consultation with the relevant Lead Councillor where the value is above £200,000), memoranda of understanding or other arrangements
Publication date: 25/09/2023
Date of decision: 25/09/2023