Capita gains approved supplier status from Becta

Thursday 18 November 2010

Capita gains approved supplier status from Becta

Capita has been appointed by Becta to its education ICT framework for use by schools, colleges and learning providers.

Capita today announces it has been selected to Lots one and two of Becta’s ICT Services Framework One for a period of three years, with the option to extend for a further year. Lot 1 is for Infrastructure and Mobile Connectivity and Lot 2, ICT Integration Services.

The framework, for the education sector, has been designed to facilitate faster, more cost effective and efficient procurement of ICT systems and maintenance by providing pre-approved suppliers. This will remove the lengthy and costly OJEU procurement process. Capita, along with the other approved suppliers, completed a rigorous evaluation process and has demonstrated the required technical capability, scoring extremely highly in both lots.

Geoff Chandler, head of education, Capita IT Services, commented: “Capita’s appointment to this framework demonstrates our expertise and knowledge of the education sector. We have a well established presence in the education market and through acquisitions and experience we have developed a strong understanding of the ICT requirements of schools, colleges and learning providers.”

Dr Stephen Lucey, executive director, Strategic Technologies, at Becta said: "The framework has been developed with educational customers for educational customers. It is designed to maximise flexibility allowing schools, colleges and training providers to purchase services designed to meet their own unique local circumstances. ICT Services seeks to deliver improved reliability in educational ICT, reduce costs, improve operational efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of ICT services.”

About Becta
Becta is the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. The framework runs until November 2014 providing education and skills customers with a quick and easier route to procure from approved, high quality, trusted suppliers in a fully EU-compliant manner.

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