Capita selected to deliver ICT to Halton BSF

Monday 18 July 2011

Capita selected to deliver ICT to Halton BSF

Capita IT Services today announces that it will be supplying and installing the ICT for Halton Borough Council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme.

Capita’s IT Services division today announces that it will be supplying and installing the ICT for Halton Borough Council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme. It will also manage a range of central services, including a platform that hosts the management information system (MIS) for all schools in the borough. The contract is worth £4.1 million over a period of six years.

The two pilot schools to receive the new ICT solution will be Wade Deacon High School and The Grange School. 

The new infrastructure will provide the local authority with the hardware to supply authority-wide MIS for the benefit all schools within the borough.. Capita will also provide the network infrastructure and IT equipment for the two pilot schools, and a help desk to support their own technicians.

“This contract was one of the last through the door under the old Building Schools for the Future scheme. We are confident that the approach we are taking with Capita will deliver what we need to the benefit of both pupils and employees at the schools, while also meeting today’s budgetary challenges” said Gerald Meehan, Strategic Director for Children and Enterprise, Halton Borough Council. “By providing a robust and resilient IT infrastructure for the schools, we can free up their resource to focus on the most important aspect –  supporting teaching and learning.”

“Times have changed significantly over the last year in the education sector. It was essential that we used the knowledge we had gathered from our previous installations under the BSF framework to present Halton Borough Council with a model that would flex depending on demand and the clients requirements, while meeting their reduced budget,” said Noel McNulty, business director, IT managed services, Capita. “Value for money is the top priority at the moment, but that does not automatically mean that schools have to get less for less. It just means that we all have to adjust and look at new ways of delivering services.”

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