Leeds City Council is looking for an IT partner to create a hybrid cloud platform it can use across the public sector.
The City Council want the platform to be a shared service platform that the public sector, and potentially the third sector, can use to aid service delivery.
At present, the City Strategy Architecture and Commissioning (CSAC) body is on the hunt for suppliers in the IT sector that can help achieve the council’s vision. Leeds City Council is offering a five year contract to support the project’s delivery.
With the help of a top IT firm, the council hopes to encourage public bodies onto the platform, for use, to better their services.
Once a supplier has been chosen, the council intends to begin work on the platform in December, aiming to have the hybrid system up and running by late May 2018.
The platform will involve two strands; the underlying software system and IT hardware, and the business services offered through the system.
Public sectors, such as the NHS, will be able to use the platform to better their services and the delivery of services to the public. The platform may also be opened up to partner organisations, in the third sector, to us.
Leeds City Council cloud platform will take on a hybrid model. It will use the existing datacentre infrastructure, as well as the public cloud. This will ensure it can use and provide services across a wider platform.
The council said: “LCC needs to acquire this scalable capability that will consist of a common set of ICT and business management components/standards because parts of its existing core infrastructure are reaching end of life,” the council said. “By sourcing this common shared platform and service capability, this can be used by LCC but also offered to other partners across the city. This will ensure best returns for all parties by establishing a set of generic shared service components based on achieving business outcomes.”