IBM Websphere Licences

Reference code: 
PCD 214
Date signed: 
20 June 2017
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper seeks approval to resolve the under-subscription of IBM Websphere Licences. The MPS wishes to make a one-off payment of £789,000 to IBM.

Recommendation

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is asked to approve a one-off payment of £789,000 to IBM to settle the under-subscription of IBM Websphere licences.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    An independent audit of the IBM Websphere licences (by Deloitte in 2016) highlighted there were a number of under-subscribed licences.

1.2.    The MPS has been in discussions with IBM to resolve the under-subscription of Websphere licences. An agreement has been reached, which will require the MPS to make a one-off payment of £789,000 to IBM. The cost will cover the already consumed Websphere licences and allow the MPS to be compliant with the terms and conditions of the licences.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    See the Part 2 for details.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    The MPS requires funding of £789,000 and this can be contained within 2017/18 budget.

3.2.    Further details are discussed in the Part 2. 

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    The procurement route will be direct with IBM, as this is the only route available to the MPS.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Report.
 


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