+ Post New Thread
Page 5 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 134
BSF Thread, BSF ICT Contracts Awarded in United Kingdom (UK) Specific Forums; ...
  1. #61
    steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,043
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 177 Times in 123 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveJ2717uk View Post
    Liverpool's BSF is under LDL stewardship - who? I hear you cry. Liverpool Direct Limited closely allied to Liverpool City Council - GOD help us all !!!!!!!!!
    It's been announced that Liverpool (LDL) have signed with BT to provide the ICT services for their BSF programme. BT is the current supplier for an existing IT project in Liverpool schools.

    Link

    Contract value - 11 million

    Wiki updated.

  2. #62
    david_1152's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    birmingham
    Posts
    25
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Birmingham has been awarded to REDSTONE

  3. #63
    steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,043
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 177 Times in 123 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by david_1152 View Post
    Birmingham has been awarded to REDSTONE
    I've added this to the wiki and created a summary table of no. contracts awarded.

  4. #64

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    16
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 12 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Morse

    Can anyone say whether Morse have withdrawn from BSF? - Andy Davies (who was apparently BSF Technical Director at Morse) seems to indicate that they have... see Andy Davies BSF Wiki / The Scoreboard

  5. #65
    MMA
    MMA is offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    4
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Luton

    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Luton

    Civica - Val Unknown

    Link

    Luton is Civica with VT Education & Skills

  6. #66

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    4
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Morse

    Unfortunately Morse have all but withdrawn from the BSF market.

    They retain the STaG contract but won't be pursuing any other opportunity and have withdrawn from Durham.

    Personally I think this is a huge mistake, but thankfully other integrators like Agilisys and Logica have entered the market.

    See there annoucement to the City here...

    Morse - Investor Relations - City Announcements - Interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2008

    Brief Summary says...

    ------------------------------------------------

    Morse in Education performed below expectations resulting in a review of the business

    * South Tyneside and Gateshead (STaG) ‘Building Schools for the Future’ (BSF) project will now be managed as a stand alone project reporting into the Managing Director of the Division
    * Sales and management team of the division have been made redundant, additional restructuring charge of 0.1 million in the second half of the financial year

    -------------------------------------


    Regards,

    Andy Davies.

  7. #67

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,933
    Thank Post
    1,339
    Thanked 1,783 Times in 1,106 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    594
    I believe that Durham will be picked up by CITS now (Carillion IT Services), but not had confirmation yet.

  8. #68

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    4
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Durham

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I believe that Durham will be picked up by CITS now (Carillion IT Services), but not had confirmation yet.
    Yeap I think that will be the way forward on this one, if it doesn't go in-house.

  9. #69

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,206
    Thank Post
    372
    Thanked 377 Times in 335 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    Quote Originally Posted by ukdavies View Post
    They retain the STaG contract but won't be pursuing any other opportunity and have withdrawn from Durham.
    I thought Morse pulled out a long time ago from Durham. It was certainly rumoured a long time ago anyway.

  10. #70
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    It's been announced that Liverpool (LDL) have signed with BT to provide the ICT services for their BSF programme. BT is the current supplier for an existing IT project in Liverpool schools.

    Link

    Contract value - 11 million

    Wiki updated.
    that's really interesting....

    according to the article the award of the ICT part of the BSF contract is just an extension of an existing joint partnership between liverpool council and BT (LDL as another poster has pointed out).

    These joint partnerships have become increasingly common in providing council IT services, the fact this has been extended to schools IT provision as part of BSF seems like a logical step for any authority which already has one of thes joint partnerships in place. But it also appears to be unique to Liverpool for the moment. Unless there are other examples.

    This begs the question, why haven't other authorities with similar deals not gone down the same route ? why do they have one provider for council IT and another for schools under BSF ? Tim warren of liverpool appears to answer this question...

    We would not expect many other large deals similar to this one in other authorities in the near future because local education partnerships tend to look for suppliers that will meet the specific needs of schools and do not often look at the bigger picture by trying to find suppliers able to fulfil the combined need of various institutions within the local authority
    that seems reasonable conclusion, but such a decision by other authorities with existing joint IT partnerships with a private sector supplier to instead provide contracts to education IT specialists smacks of a somewhat disjointed approach to IT service provision.....in many areas the ICT needs of a school are not dissimilar to the needs of a council function. Ofcourse schools have particular ICT needs and a specialist provider has the experience of that.
    Last edited by torledo; 20th February 2009 at 12:33 PM. Reason: got my waves mixed up ;0)

  11. #71

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    4
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Liverpool / Joint Partnerships

    In addition to Liverpool extending their joint partnership it seems that Telford & Wrekin will follow the same path with Serco.

    However Partnerships for Schools, who obviously control the flow of funds, are anti this approach, as they believe that the ICT need to be procured in conjunction with the building programme in order to achieve tight integration and a combined approach to Education Transformation through the LEP.

    Andy Davies

  12. #72

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    lincoln
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Mouchel won Nailsea for ICT only

  13. #73
    Face-Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    577
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 58 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    70

  14. #74

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Hmm.... Salford are keeping things behind closed doors.. cant find any information about the ICT side of it..
    You got that right!!!

  15. #75

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    3
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    One thing I don't understand with all of the BSF Programme on the ICT side is how companies like Northgate, Ramesys, RM etc are going to manage the ICT / Networks side when the programme gets into full swing.

    Looking at their websites they only employ a small to medium number of network engineers (40-50 on average). Surely this won't cover a programme of this scale across the UK (??)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Training Contracts
    By kevin in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 5th March 2007, 10:05 PM
  2. Hardware Support Contracts
    By russdev in forum Windows
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 21st September 2005, 09:55 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •