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Northgate to provide managed services to educational institutions under Becta Infrastructure Services Framework agreement

Northgate Information Solutions has today been awarded a three year framework agreement for the provision of a range of managed infrastructure services to educational institutions under the Infrastructure Services Framework by Becta.

The framework provides a common approach to purchasing ICT services such as those provided by Northgate. It allows educational institutions to:

• benefit from a teacher- and pupil-centred approach and improved reliability in Learning Platform services, allowing institutions to focus on teaching and learning in line with national strategies;
• buy high quality, value-added and affordable ICT services from approved suppliers that have been assessed and confirmed as meeting Becta’s Functional and Technical specifications;
• achieve value for money through shared purchases and requirements with other schools rather than negotiating separately with suppliers;
• benefit from flexible solutions tailored to their local needs and circumstances.

Although the full range of managed services can be purchased as a complete Learning Platform, educational institutions can also purchase individual services which can be integrated with existing ones, so as to protect previous investment.

Darren Lemon, Director of Education at Northgate’s Managed Services, added:
“Northgate is proud to be awarded the position of a provider to assist Becta in realising the benefits from, and successfully embedding ICT into teaching, learning and institutional improvement.

“We are committed to providing a collaborative and inclusive approach to the use of ICT in education. The framework agreement supports the joined-up delivery of ICT at the local, regional and national level, and will improve sharing, performance and access across the schools sector and its institutional infrastructure to the ultimate benefit of every pupil in the UK.”


For more information:

Fellows’ Associates:
Kathy Sutton 020 7092 1801 / 07966 890401
Alastair Whitehead 020 7092 1806 / 07930 56629