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    EMBC Announce Service Provider

    Announced at 4pm today, Synetrix selected as contractor for embc network and services to schools and Local Authorities from 1st April 2008. For full details please use the link below.

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    Re: EMBC Announce Service Provider

    does anyone know who the other bidders were?

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    Re: EMBC Announce Service Provider

    As mentioned by Derbyshire in this document they were Fujitsu, Easynet, Synetrix and RM.

    The above press release is the only information I have to hand that can be released into the public domain at this time ...

    I will say this though, the whole procurement has been an eye-opener for me. I only got involved on the inside about a year ago and it is going to make for an interesting twelve months for me.

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    Re: EMBC Announce Service Provider

    Hi Tony,

    That info on Derbyshire website makes interesting reading regarding the 3 year contract and ability to pull out of the contract etc.

    I just hope the new company provide flexibility in terms of allowing schools to select the servcies they need and of course services they can afford (thinking of primaries here).

    Some kind of tier system would be good where tier 1 could be just internet access Tier 2 internet, e-mail and tier 3 say internet, e-mail, web filtering, VLE hosted etc.

    Synetrix were one of the companies that were providing servcies in EMBC already probably, the network infrastructure and monitoring. Anyway lets hope they have listened to the concerns by schools and make their service(s) that really appeal to schools.

    Ash.

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    Re: EMBC Announce Service Provider

    The announcement has just been made ... the fine details of the contract and implementation are still being bashed about ... I am not likely to have much more information I can give out for the next couple of weeks and at this point I suggest people talk with LAs.

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