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    Ranger is always an option for RM, as is plain vanilla.

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    BSf ha

    We have got Northgate

    All we know if our system going to me micrsoft based with one low grade Technician left in every school to clear paper jams etc everyone else will be at the centre which we belive to be at EMBC

    Also the servers will be kept there which as rubbish. So things are looking a bit bleak for the future of IT

    Jamie

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    The EMBC and the Leicester BSF are two separate things. I have seen nothing in the specs to say that huge chunks of central servers are going to be at the EMBC data centres.

    I would be interested to hear where you got this info.

    PM if you can.

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    OK, its on the wiki now with a few contract values on there too.

    Feel free to add any other LAs when they award contracts.

    All this reading about BSF is quiet depressing, the number of docs I've read inferring we are all amateurs and what's needed is a quality managed system

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    Does anyone have any news of what is planned for Warwickshire?

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    The first 6 waves can be seen here:

    http://www.bsf.gov.uk/projects/#

    I think waves 7 and beyond don't start to get funding until 2010/2012 so add 3-5 years on top of that for consultation and building phases.

    We're in wave 7+ so I'm hoping it'll be at least 2012 before any TUPE here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    The first 6 waves can be seen here:

    http://www.bsf.gov.uk/projects/#

    I think waves 7 and beyond don't start to get funding until 2010/2012 so add 3-5 years on top of that for consultation and building phases.

    We're in wave 7+ so I'm hoping it'll be at least 2012 before any TUPE here.
    If it's any consolation, we're in Wave 4 and don't expect to be TUPE'd until sometime around 2010-12, and then this will be done on a rolling basis as each school comes under the managed service provider.

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    Wow, seems we're a Wave 1 Pathfinder...nothing's even being mentioned here about anything building related or job related...

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    Pathfinders are a completely separate thing. A variety of things are being tried at pathfinders and the funding is different too ... they are being used to feed back into the scheme to help improve things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Being the geek I am, I've spent all evening trying to find out who's been awarded a BSF contract for a managed ICT contract.

    These are the ones I've found so far:

    Code:
    Bradford	SUN?
    Bristol City of	Northgate Information Solutions 
    Gateshead	Morse
    Greenwich	VT Education and Skills
    Hackney	        RM
    Islington	RM
    Knowsley	RM
    Lambeth	        RM
    Lancashire	Redstone Communications
    Leeds	        RM
    Leicester	Northgate Information Solutions
    Lewisham	VT Education and Skills
    Manchester	Ramesys Limited
    Newcastle upon Tyne	Newcastle LA with Dell
    Sheffield	Civica
    Solihull	RM
    South Tyneside	Morse
    Stoke-on-Trent	RM
    Sunderland	RM
    Waltham Forest	Ramesys Limited
    Westminster	Ramesys Limited
    Now this is where you can all help - do you work in one of these LAs? Have I got the contract winner correct? Do you work in a different LA that has awarded a contract?

    If you have any more info, send it to me in a PM - I'll update my list and keep the edugeek faithful up to date.

    Kent has just fallen to Northgate....

    Warwickshire and Lanarkshire (?) are all RM as well as they have had contracts there for years
    Last edited by Grommit; 28th January 2008 at 01:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Pathfinders are a completely separate thing. A variety of things are being tried at pathfinders and the funding is different too ... they are being used to feed back into the scheme to help improve things.
    Ahh I see. Clear as mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    Kent has just fallen to RM....
    You're starting to sound like Peter Snow!

    I've heard rumours that RM and Redstone are in the running for the Salford area..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    Warwickshire and Lanarkshire (?) are all RM as well as they have had contracts there for years
    I'm not to sure about Warwickshire, the RM We-Learn system was put in to run alongside the existing curriculum and admin systems so there's still plenty of work to be done there. I'd imagine RM would have a good shout at winning that contract though. Which would leave me wondering where we stood as we're not a school that does everything the way the LA suggests, including recently pulling out of We-Learn scheme.

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    Warwickshire - can't find anything about it taking part in BSF. It has taken part in an "e-Learning Community Project, known as We-Learn, one of four DfES ICT PFI Pathfinder projects"

    Lanarkshire - being north of the border, doesn't come under the BSF scheme. Only the English education system is being developed / destroyed? under BSF.

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    Warwickshire - can't find anything about it taking part in BSF.
    Huh?

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=+si...for+the+Future

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