Decision details

Extension of existing arrangement of licences for geographic information system

Decision Maker: Lead Specialist for ICT

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Continuation of geographic information system licences through an extension clause in the existing G-Cloud agreement, to enable the Council to continue to use mapping services.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council's existing geographic information system licence agreement expires on 31st March 2023. The Council continues to use mapping for both internal and public-facing services.

A licensing arrangement to enable continued use is therefore considered necessary at this time.

Alternative options considered:

The existing contract has a price-locked option for extending a further 12 months with the existing provider and solution.

As the price-locked nature of this G-Cloud extension offers a competitive option that avoids the costs of implementing and training against a new platform, alternative solutions have been rejected at this time.

Publication date: 22/03/2023

Date of decision: 22/03/2023