Issue - meetings

Tender for Revenue and Benefits System - report author MARTIN DONOVAN

Meeting: 23/02/2010 - Cabinet (Item 29)

Procurement of New Revenues and Benefits System

Report of the Chief Finance Officer is circulated


Cllr de Rhe-Philipe presented a report which sought approval to commence a tendering exercise for a new Revenues and Benefits system.


In order to fully integrate the Revenues and Benefits Service following the creation of Wiltshire Council it was necessary to procure and implement a new system. Cllr de Rhe-Philipe commented that it was a high performing service and paid tribute to the staff for maintaining their performance during the transition process to Wiltshire Council. The report presented explained the present situation of having 3 different systems across four hubs and the benefits of having a single system. Implementing a new system would cost an estimated £1.5m which would be managed through the capital programme. Annual maintenance costs would be in the region of £200,000 and would be offset by efficiency savings.


In response to a query, the Chief Finance Officer undertook to provide Cabinet members with indicative figures on the pay-back period for the proposed system.




That Cabinet:


(a)               approve the commencement of a tendering process for a new Revenues and Benefits system.


(b)              approve that the award of the contract  be  delegated to Councillor de Rhe PhilipeCabinet member for Finance, Performance and Risk in liaison with the Chief Finance Officer and Service Director for Legal and Democratic Service


Reasons for Decision


To enable the procurement process to commence and to enable the contract to be awarded.