Decision details

Temporary Radio Solution – Oldham Council

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The current digital radio network contract used by Oldham Council with Telent expired on 31ST April 2019. The Council has agreed in principle with Apex Radio Systems to provide a 12 months radio network for Oldham Council to allow the Council to look at the following options in more detail:
1. Explore new radio network options based on utilising different or newer technologies.
2. Explore new digital telecom options based via the cloud as an alternative to a radio solution.


The preferred option/decision is to approve the temporary radio solution with Apex Radio Systems Limited, which will allow the service to review other viable options on the digital radio network and service delivery moving forward.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 -
Approve the temporary provision of the radio network.
Option 2 -
The alternative option is not to approve the temporary provision of the radio network and leave the Council without a radio system that a number of Council departments, town centre partnership and the night-time economy use on a regular basics.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2

Publication date: 22/07/2019

Date of decision: 12/07/2019

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