School ICT News Bulletin No. 270 - 23/06/2017
Published by ICT Services 4 Education
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Norfolk MIS Framework Update
Norfolk MIS Framework Update
The current Capita SIMS contract with Norfolk County Council expires on 31 March 2018 with no option to extend. In response to requests from our MIS contract and non-MIS contract customers, we are keen to offer a Multi MIS offering to give you more choice when selecting an MIS system to meet your future needs.
Norfolk County Council (NCC) have decided to use the North Yorkshire County Council MIS framework for "The Provision of a Management Information System (MIS) for Schools, Academies and Free Schools within Norfolk" and is available for you to use regardless of your current MIS contract or supplier. Norfolk schools and academies are not obliged to use this framework and can make alternative arrangements if they so wish.
We are currently working with the following Framework suppliers to produce pricing and migration/training options where necessary.
We are asking each supplier to produce pricing for a 2-3 year contract. It is anticipated that schools will join the contract from June 2017 to September 2018 dependant on when your current MIS contract expires. NCC will be encouraging all our existing SIMS MIS contract schools to make a decision on the Framework by 31 December 2017 to allow for any migration activity during early 2018 if you wish to change MIS.
We plan to have the framework available by end of June 2017 and we are arranging MIS supplier demonstration days for you to view the systems available through the Norfolk Framework. It is recommended the Head, Business Manager, Data Manager and School Secretary attend so you can make an informed decision for your school. Details of the events are below.
July 4th - West Norfolk PDC - 13:00 to 16:00
July 5th - Sportspark, UEA. Norwich - 09:00 to 12:00
July 5th - Sportspark, UEA. Norwich - 13:00 to 16:00
September 18th - Green Britain Centre, Swaffham - 13:00 to 16:00
September 19th - Sportspark, UEA. Norwich - 09:00 to 12:00
September 19th - Sportspark, UEA. Norwich - 13:00 to 16:00
Please note: We are currently looking at venues in the Great Yarmouth area and if demand is high in the Norwich and or King's Lynn area we will look to add additional dates.
To help us with numbers and refreshments, booking is available via s4s.norfolk.gov.uk, found under the Training and Events Section > Provider ICT Services for Education.
If you wish to discuss your MIS requirements or the Norfolk Framework please contact :
Tanya Allen, ICT Portfolio Lead for Schools : firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Cornelius, Applications Manager (Schools) : Richard.Cornelius@norfolk.gov.uk
Created on: 15/06/2017 08:08:37