We are pleased to announce that Socitm Advisory has been appointed by Birmingham City Council (BCC) to provide additional capacity and capability into the Council’s Information, Technology and Digital Services Team, to support an extensive programme to deliver a major component of the ICT and Digital strategy.
This is a longer-term engagement following Socitm Advisory’s initial phases of work, which concluded at the end of May.
This new Council-led programme has been developed jointly with Service Birmingham and will deliver the proposals outlined in a report approved by Cabinet on 27 June, which in summary are:
- Birmingham City Council and Capita have jointly developed and agreed a new and more flexible four-year partnership proposal that will deliver £43million of savings by 2020/21 and better cater for the future needs of the Council and its residents.
- The proposal keeps the core ICT services contract in place until 2021 and is focused on implementing the Council’s ICT & Digital Strategy 2016-2021 (signed off by Cabinet last year).
- The Council and Capita are working together to move away from the current Joint Venture arrangement to a new type of partnership for the remainder of the contract. The new partnership will deliver a mix of core services currently provided under Service Birmingham as well as additional project-based work enabling additional savings to be delivered over the next four years, helping the Council to meet its objectives.
- Birmingham City Council and Capita recognise that greater flexibility is needed to implement the Council’s ICT and Digital Strategy. The proposed new way of working enables Capita to continue supporting the Council in the delivery of ICT savings, whilst also allowing us to jointly to deliver innovative solutions that support the Council’s future business models.
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