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Firm awarded £400k IT contract with Gwent councils

AN IT firm will supply four Gwent councils and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner with replacement network switches and wireless access points. 

The £416,948.5 contract has been awarded, through a process run by Caerphilly Borough Council, to IT firm CAE which is a Cisco Infrastructure provider. 

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Torfaen councils all used Cisco equipment and systems and a report to approve the contract stated: “Cisco is our only option for partial refreshes.” 

Newport City Council is putting in the biggest chunk of the contract with a £157,790.7 contribution with the Police and Crime Commissioner stumping up £141,856.4 while Monmouthshire must pay £83,162.7 with Blaenau Gwent adding25,245.2 and Torfaen only has to find £8,893.5.

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