Here We Go Again…
A Department for Education (DfE) framework agreement worth £575m has been awarded to 18 suppliers. Those suppliers are (wouldn’t you guess it) some of the names we all came to love to whinge about under BSF and various other programmes before it. I’m just wondering if this is about partially placating the BSF losers following Michael Gove’s decision to stamp out that programme? Who knows.
Schools, colleges and other education services will be able use the framework to obtain information management services, according to the Official Journal of the European Union.
So who is “in”?:
So where might new, innovative, fledgling contenders flex their wings? Good question, and one many may ask.
Learning services, including ICT service managed provision and the integration of learning platform' components, are also covered by the framework.
The Government Procurement Service set up the agreement on behalf of the DfE. TheDfE will be responsible for specifying technical principles and functional requirements for the services it covers.
Mac Compatibility/iOS has to be a critical requirement now.
Or have I got it all wrong?