Tower Hamlets extends ICT deal with Agilisys

London borough to insource management of applications, contracts and project from next April

Tower Hamlets Council has signed a two-year contract extension with ICT partner Agilisys. The company will provide support for the council in adopting a hybrid model for the future sourcing of ICT services.

As part of the agreement, Tower Hamlets will insource the management of ICT applications, contracts and projects as from April 2019. This will involve the TUPE transfer of 35 Agilisys staff and around 160 contracts with 100 suppliers.

Agilisys will continue to manage the current infrastructure and work with the council to reshape technical services ahead of recommissioning in 2021.

The transition will be guided by a sub-committee of the ICT Strategy and Commissioning Board, with the council and the company working together to implement the new model.

They said it will support the effort to create a more agile workforce and service delivery ahead of the council’s move to the town hall in Whitechapel in 2022.

Will Tuckley, chief executive of Tower Hamlets, said: “Change is happening at a faster rate than any time in our history. More and more services are moving online and we need the digital infrastructure to support channel shift and provide better outcomes for our residents.

“The contract extension with Agilisys will enable us to reconfigure our ICT operation so that we are in the best position to transform our services ahead of the move to our new town hall at the former Royal Hospital Building in Whitechapel in 2022.”

Image: Agilisys CEO Andrew Mindenhall and Will Tuckley sign the contract extension