Yotta has signed its largest ever Local Authority contract for the supply of highways asset management software. The five year, £500,000 contract with Norfolk County Council (UK) includes Internet hosted versions of Mayrise Highways and Street Works software, as well as Yotta’s visualised asset management platform, Horizons.
Building on a number of Council initiatives, the Yotta Norfolk partnership also includes multi-platform support for mobile devices as well as integration with the Council’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM), finance system and third party contractor works management system. The Yotta Mayrise and Horizons solutions will also be interfaced with the Council’s online mapping portal, giving visibility of planned works and allowing for the monitoring of reported defects.
The combined software and support contract awarded to Yotta by Norfolk County Council will allow the Council to manage its duties under the Traffic Management Act, as well as operate the region’s Street Works Permit Scheme introduced in 2014. The Yotta solution will also allow for identification and prioritisation of highway maintenance and improvement schemes through the use of multi-criteria analysis, as well as the end to end process of defect reporting through system integration and mobile working.
Norfolk selected Yotta following a tender and procurement process that followed the Government’s Lean Sourcing Guidance. Involving competitive dialogue designed to give both parties a better understanding of the requirements and solutions on offer, the process is designed to shorten the procurement lifecycle while still ensuring best match and value for money.