Decision details

Content Management System

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.    To agree a direct award to GOSS through a compliant procurement framework, only if favourable commercial terms can be agreed including transparency on future costs for a period of up to 5 years from July 2024, for a joint GOSS iCM platform with South Ribble Council.

2.    In the absence of the above i.e., not obtaining favourable commercial terms directly with GOSS, the council will undertake a full market procurement exercise which will include open-source software currently being explored.

3.    To approve the delegation of the outcome and final sign off for either recommendation (a) or (b) to the Leader of the Council and Executive Member (Resources).

Report author: Katrina Sykes

Publication date: 14/07/2023

Date of decision: 13/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2023 - Executive Cabinet

Effective from: 22/07/2023

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