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For schools in North Yorkshire your North Yorkshire Education Services Relationship Manager will help you request a quote through SLA Online.
If you do not wish to change suppliers then the current licence will be renewed. However if you wish to change to a new supplier we will provide a customised quote which will include set up and data migration costs in the first year.
If you are not quite ready to make the change then you can choose to look at and swap systems at any time. However please note there may be a cancellation fee from the incumbent supplier. We can give you an indication of this fee at the point you request a quote. We suggest the best time to make a switch is during the buyback process ready to swap on April 1st.
For non North Yorkshire Schools please contact our Schools ICT Help Desk who will be happy to take details and organise a customised quote.
T: 01609 536086
W: to log a call on line https://schoolsict.co.uk/log-a-call/view/form
Can we stay with our current supplier?
Yes - If your current supplier makes it through the selection process then it’s business as usual.
Why do we have to make this decision?
The MIS and FAS contract is coming to an end. The market is changing and so is the technology. This offers a great opportunity to review all the suppliers and make sure we have the best options in place for your school now and for the future.
What are the benefits?
By bringing the companies together on a framework we can all benefit from cost savings due to bulk purchasing. One or two schools have already moved to other suppliers so there seems to be an appetite to try other products. By having a vetted list we can ensure schools get the best product and that your data is handled securely and the proper support and training is in place.
Will Schools ICT and FMS still help us?
Yes – so far all of the suppliers are very keen that we continue giving you support. They recognise the value of the relationship we have with our schools and the knowledge and unrivalled expertise we have built up over many years. Both NYCC teams will receive detailed training on all the systems that make the framework.
What if I don’t like any of the proposed suppliers?
You are quite entitled to go it alone. Our advice would be to look carefully at the support options and the costs and ensure the company has the relevant accreditations so you can be confident they will deal with your data in a secure manner.
How have you chosen the shortlist?
A detailed specification has been compiled under the European Tendering arrangement. Suppliers have to submit detailed answers, they are then marked on their answers. Alongside this we are complying with all EU tendering laws, giving Schools the reassurance that they can buy from the framework without challenge, and ensuring evidence of best value for their School.
For more detailed information see the Framework Agreement Documents section: https://schoolsict.co.uk/what-we-do/mis/framework-agreement
Is there a cost implication?
All the suppliers have provided detailed pricing information which can be viewed here. Costs ususally include the licence fee, per pupil fee and fee for additional modules.
If you are changing to a new system there may be a cost for data migration.
To help you choose Schools ICT will be happy to provide a detailed breakdown of costs for your school based on the latest census figures.