Tender for IT and Network Services

Tender for IT and Network Services

The successful Supplier will be required to provide IT and network services for Edgbarrow School.

Contract summary


Computer and Related Services

Location of contract

RG45 7HZ

Value of contract


Published date

10 March 2017

Closing date

07 April 2017

Contract start date

01 August 2017

Contract end date

31 July 2022



The successful Supplier will be required to provide IT and network services for Edgbarrow School.

Edgbarrow School is located in the village of Crowthorne, Berkshire. We are a truly comprehensive school and have been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED. We are a larger than average secondary school with approximately 1380 students on role, including 350 students in our Sixth Form.

We take great pride in our school site and work hard to provide the very best facilities for students and staff to enjoy.

Our Vision: Edgbarrow School promotes academic excellence, mutual respect and a sense of community within a vibrant, purposeful working environment, enabling all individuals to develop their talents and acquire skills for life.

The Client is looking for an IT service partner that can not only manage and support the school’s IT network, both currently and in the future, but that also add value through proactive recommendations and enhancements that will support Edgbarrow School’s strategy and growth. The aim is to support and enhance the current IT provision in school, both for academic and administrative purposes. Proven expertise in the proactive development of IT systems in an educational environment is essential.

The selected service provider shall be:

– Fully conversant with the latest and evolving legislation regarding the provision of IT and network services in a secondary school environment

– Required to evidence their quality assurance and security systems

– Required to evidence their proposed Key Performance Indicator measures for the contract

– Required to periodically present performance reporting and systems development recommendations to school governors

– Qualified to provide advice and support school IT and network services hardware and software procurement activities

The contract will provide on-site support, including maintenance, via the on-site technician/s located in school 5 days a week 41 weeks of the year (195 academic days plus 10 days holiday = 205 days or 41 weeks).

Comprehensive off-site system support is required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Maintenance and system development activities shall be undertaken out with the 190 academic term-time days to minimise any disruption to pupil education and teaching activities.

The contract will commence on 1.8.2017 for an initial period of three years, ending 31.7.2020, with the opportunity to extend for a further period at the discretion of the governing body.

Further information is available in the procurement documentation.


About the buyer

Contact name

The Litmus Partnership


Edgbarrow School
Grant Road
RG45 7HZ




Other information


Interest in the selection process should be expressed via email only to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk clearly stating within this email which contract / notice you are referring to. Please also provide, as a minimum, a contact name, full company postal address and telephone number. The selection questionnaire and associated documents can be obtained at: http://www.litmuspartnership.co.uk/project/edgbarrow_school The closing date for receipt of the Selection Questionnaire is 7.4.2017 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk by the above closing date and time. Documents in respect of economic / financial standing (where indicated in the Selection Questionnaire) shall be returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk by the above closing date and time. It will be the Supplier’s responsibility to obtain any necessary documents in order to submit a response by the closing date and time. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any or part of the contract which is the subject of this notice and reserves the right to terminate the procurement process at any time. The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity. The contracting authority will consider variant bids, evaluating them (so far as the variant or the evaluation of the variant is in the opinion of the contracting authority practicable) on the same basis as a conforming bid, but shall not be obliged to accept any such bid in preference to a conforming bid even if the variant bid scores more highly. No variant will be considered unless the bidder simultaneously submits a conforming bid.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided


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