The five-year agreement, with the option to extend it by a further five years, sees SCC awarded a single contract by Oxford City Council to deliver data centre hosting, servers and storage, server technical support, database administration, and network security infrastructure. The contract is expected to save the council £150,000 per year.
The contract is based around Sentinel by SCC, a cloud-based platform built specifically for the public sector. Sentinel by SCC protects data to Official and Official Sensitive (IL2 & IL3) security standards, and already supports a number of other public sector organisations including the Civil Aviation Authority, DWP, Highways England, HMRC, Yorkshire and Humber CSU and Mersey Care NHS Trust.
Helen Bishop, head of business improvement, Oxford City Council, said, “In the past two years, Sentinel by SCC has delivered 100 per cent availability. The references, site visit and stakeholder interviews confirmed that SCC’s culture of customer service was a good fit for this contract and matches the culture and aspiration of Oxford City Council.”