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New Website Design and Build

Report of the Director of Communications.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of Communications concerning the design, build and maintenance of a new City Corporation website.

 

A Member sought clarification as to the proposed scope of the website and the type of procurement envisaged. The Director of Communications confirmed that the intention was to use a “buy not build” approach, so as to avoid the technical complexities and difficulties which were inevitably associated with building bespoke websites. In response to a query concerning the potential for the City’s cultural attractions and institutions to have their own websites, the Director advised that there was a policy and procedure in place in relation to this.

 

RESOLVED – That the following be approved:-

 

the scoping and procurement of services to deliver a new City of London Corporation website at a total estimated one-off cost of £513,000;

 

moving to a cloud-based hosting and external support model resulting in additional annual revenue costs of £40,000

 

addressing known issues, e.g. Information Architecture (how the site was built and structured), responsiveness (how it displays on mobile devices) and search functionality through the new website design; and

 

the business requirements of the new website being brought back to Public Relations and Economic Sub-Committee and IT Sub-Committee for further comment and consultation before going out to tender.

 

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