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Gloucester City Council IT facilities outsourced to private firm Civica to save £100,000 per year

By citizenmike  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

Civica has won the council's IT contract

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IT services at Gloucester City Council have been outsourced to a private firm.

Councillors approved plans for the cost-cutting measure at a meeting tonight.

All of the council’s IT facilities will be managed by Civica in a bid to save £100,000 per year.

The contract is effective from March 1.

Councillor Gordon Taylor (C, Abbey) told fellow councillors that the council must ensure it has enough ‘project days’ in the contract to get all of the council’s IT jobs done.

Councillor Fred Wood, cabinet member for performance and resources, said: “There will be some very strong performance measures in this. There are a lot of project days that have been put into it. We have been told that there is enough for what the council needs.”

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  • bellringer23  |  January 25 2014, 12:48AM

    Civica is owned by OMERS Private Equity, one of Canada's largest pension plans.

  • Miss-slinky  |  January 24 2014, 3:31PM

    Civica will be running the whole of Gloucester City Council before long..

  • Apothegm_  |  January 24 2014, 9:51AM

    Fred Wood's final-paragraph comments might be paraphrased thus: "We've been told that everything will be all right, but we don't have any expertise to verify this, so we're all crossing our fingers."

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  • nickthompson  |  January 24 2014, 8:37AM

    Good news! lets hope that this privatisation proves as successful as that of the energy, and transport industries, saving us as they do hundreds of pounds a year!

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