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Lichfield District Council confirms new ICT support partnership deal

Lichfield District Council has confirmed it is to work in partnership with three public service organisations to share the cost of its desktop ICT support.

The council has joined forces with High Peak Borough Council, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and High Peak Community Housing to award a seven-year contract to Northgate Public Services.

The £5.945 million deal means that Northgate will look after the computers and telephones used by more than 1,000 employees, across the four partners, throughout the seven years.

It is also estimated that the deal will save Lichfield District Council £200,000 during the the contract.

Councillor Colin Greatorex, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Organisational Development, said:

“IT systems underpin everything we do, from helping people on lower incomes get the benefits they need, through to booking squash courts at our leisure centres, and making sure people with disabilities get the help they need to put their bins out.

“Joining forces with these three organisations will allow us to make significant savings, and we’re looking forward to developing a strong partnership with Northgate that will help us to continue to deliver top quality, good value services to our residents and partners, as well as drive down the cost of delivering services in the future.

“This is just one of the partnerships we’ve made to help us achieve best value for Lichfield District tax payers. We will keep on looking at ways we can share expertise and resources, to make sure we offer our residents the best services possible.”

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