Decision details

WAN and Wi-Fi Contract Award

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director for Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The SCC BT Unicorn services contract, which provides critical Wide Area Network (WAN) and Wi-Fi services to Council sites, expires in August 2024. Cabinet approved the use of the South East Grid (SEG) Network Services Framework as the route to market for the procurement of the replacement WAN and Wi-Fi services, and approved capital investment to provide gigabit capable connectivity to all Council sites.


Following a technical and commercial review of the proposal, IT & Digital would like to award the contract to MLL Telecom Limited though the South East Grid (SEG) Network Services Framework.


It was AGREED that:


1.    A contract is awarded to MLL Telecom Limited under the South East Grid (SEG) Network Services Framework to provide WAN, Wi-Fi and Infrastructure services.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposal for providing the services has met all requirements and is within the capital funding agreed at Cabinet (31 May 2022, Min ref: 95/22).

Alternative options considered:

As per the attached Procurement Report and Cabinet Report (31 May 2022)

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:



Publication date: 23/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Effective from: 29/09/2022