East Sussex CC are running a 'One School Pathfinder' project at Bexhill High School ahead of their full BSF programme which is still some way off (as mentioned Wave 10-12).
So for now there will be no change at your school.
Luton has been won by Civica, work started summer 2009
Somerset has gone to RM as preferred bidder
From chairs to networks RM is providing a bottom up solution for Somerset BSF
Our school was built in 2003, opened september 2004 and we pay rent to the company that built the building for the next 25 years.
We had a managed it service for the first 4 years and it was rubbish, then they were removed and shortly after I came in,
do we have to worry about BSF???
From my line manager and Deputy Head -
You onle have to take the managed IT service if you are a 100% rebuild. Since we are only a partial rebuild (80/15/5 - I think) we don't have to take the managed IT server. We prefer you working for us, thanks!
Some LAs might look at using PFI builds (even if they never had or have dropped a managed ICT service) as bolstering the contract for the MSP.
Others will steer completely clear of it ... especially if they have had their fingers burnt already.
Sorry I can't give you something more concrete but you could get your SLT to ask the LA what teh position is, based on the worry that they might end up with another poor setup.
Ealing has gone to RM
RM nets Ealing BSF deal - 19 Apr 2010 - CRN
Rm win camden
RM Group (LON:RM) report: Interim results preview
Just thought i would update this thread with our One school Pathfinder.
Rutlands OSP IT contract is with XMA although it will be managed in house by my team (thank god!)