Issue details

Strategic Change Programme

On 7 December 2021, the Policy and Resources Committee approved the Strategic Change Programme that set out the Councils response to the long-term opportunities emerging from COVID-19, transformation and regeneration, with the aim to create efficiencies and bridge the funding gap. Digital transformation is essential to the success of this activity, and we must deliver the solutions and capabilities that the Council needs, to realise its ambitions for the future, delivering effective and efficient services underpinned by resilient digital technology.


The report highlights phase one of this digital transformation which provides the infrastructure to ensure the Council had the foundations to enable the implementation of the Digital Transformation Programme, which sits alongside the Service Reviews as part of the Councils Strategic Change Programme.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/08/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision has been excluded from removal of delegation and reconsideration by Policy and Resources Committee for the following reasons:

1. The work in Phase 1 will be purchased under the Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud 12 agreement. This agreement comes to an end on 27 September 2022 following which prices will increase. There is a risk prices will increase under a new agreement.
2. The Microsoft team, assigned to the Council and whom have completed the discovery workshops with service areas across the Council, will be re-assigned to other clients if Microsoft are not commissioned shortly to complete the work outlined in the ODN. This will mean a delay to the start of the programme of work, and subsequently the realisation of benefits outlined in the ODN, and also the knowledge already gained by the Microsoft team will be lost.

Decision due: 26 Aug 2022 by Director of Resources

Lead director: Director of Resources

Contact: Peter Moulton Email: