Decision details

Purchase of Microsoft Licences

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Tahir Rafiq, Cabinet Member for Corporate Affairs and HR, presented the report which sought a decision regarding who should be the Council’s Partner (or reseller) beyond the existing Microsoft Licensing Solutions Partner, SCC.



Cabinet agreed to extend the existing Microsoft Licensing Solutions Partner, SCC, for a further 2 years via HealthTrust Europe’s ICT Solutions 2019 Framework ComIT2.


Reasons for the decision:

SCC are a leading Licensing Solutions Partner (LSP) and given Bury Council has a fixed price agreement with Microsoft for the next two years there are no savings to be made by switching to a different LSP.


Alternative options considered and rejected

Switch to a different Licensing Solutions Partner (LSP). This option has been rejected as there would be no financial gain to the Council however additional costs would be incurred to run a procurement exercise.

Publication date: 21/02/2023

Date of decision: 15/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/02/2023 - Cabinet

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