FOI release

Departmental ICT contracts

A Freedom of Information (FOI) disclosure relating to suppliers applying for departmental ICT contracts.

Detail

  • Date requested: 2 December 2010
  • Publish date: 22 December 2010
  • Updated: 20 April 2011

Request

Can the department provide information regarding the following framework agreements, of the suppliers who applied for inclusion on each agreement, and were successful and not successful at the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) and invitation to tender (ITT) stage, together with information on the values of each sub lot?

  • UK-London: regional ICT support centres
  • UK-Darlington: database management system

Release

The following framework agreements are for the suppliers who applied for inclusion on each agreement and were successful and not successful at the PQQ and ITT stage, together with information on the values of each sub lot.

UK London: regional ICT support centres

This tender was for a single provider or consortium to establish nine regional ICT support centres to deliver high quality, innovative continuing professional development to primary and secondary ICT teachers across the country.

  1. The Department received PQQs from the following suppliers:
    • Cambridge Education Ltd
    • Canterbury Christchurch University
    • Capita
    • CfBT Education Trust
    • Dell
    • MyScience.Co Ltd
    • Nord Anglia Plc
    • SERCO
    • Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
    • The Open University
    • Tribal Group Plc 
  2. The Department issued ITTs to:
    • Capita (withdrawn)
    • MyScience.co Ltd
    • Nord Anglia
    • SERCO
    • The Open University

The contract was awarded to The Open University and the approximate value of the tender was £5.65 million.

UK-Darlington: database management system

This tender was to design, build and maintain a system to replace the EduBase system. Unfortunately at the time of writing, the information on the PQQ stage was unavailable as the person involved in the process was not available. I will send this information separately in the New Year. I hope this is acceptable to you.

The Department issued ITTs to:

  • Cap Gemini
  • Forvus
  • Hotcourses
  • SDA (Software for Data Analysis Limited)
  • Sunguard Vivista Limited
  • System Associates Limited
  • Texuna Technologies Limited

The contract was awarded to Texuna Technologies Limited and the contract value was £915,000.

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