DD1191 Changes to mobility schemes IT system

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
01 April 2014
Decision by: 
David Lunts, Interim Head of Paid Service and Executive Director Housing and Land

Executive summary

There are changes required to the IT systems used by the mobility schemes, in part due to proposals in the draft London Housing Strategy for the expansion of Housing Moves and Seaside & Country Homes (SCH), as well as an agreement by the London Housing Mobility Group to pilot the inclusion of Affordable Rent properties in Housing Moves. There is also a pressing need to develop the reporting functionality for SCH, and, in addition, it is possible that the forthcoming two year evaluation of Housing Moves will result in recommendations for some improvements to the system.

Approval is therefore sought to utilise up to £60,000 to make IT changes and enhancements to both schemes in 2014/15. This will involve varying the contract with Specialist Computer Centres Plc (the successful bidder for previous IT work under the call for competition under the Government Procurement Service (GPS) framework agreement (RM720)), to increase the contract value to £167,470.50.

These changes and enhancements will result in savings in GLA staff resources and improved functionality for the Londoners and social landlords using the schemes, including the boroughs that are funding SCH and participating in Housing Moves.

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