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Local authorities

Becta provides advice and guidance to local authorities to support and encourage schools to improve learning with ICT. We do this by providing information and tools for whole school improvement and best value procurement.

School MIS and value for money report 2010


Becta wants to ensure that any concerns regarding the appropriate application of procurement obligations in the schools management information systems marketplace are properly addressed. We therefore decided to conduct an independent market review, to obtain a clear understanding of practice on the ground. The outcome of the review enabled us to produce this report to provide advice and guidance to local authorities to help them ensure that their procurement of school MIS products and services is in accordance with EU and UK procurement law. It also indicates a number of ways in which costs and bureaucratic burdens may be reduced, competition and choice enhanced and overall value for money improved.

Download the report in PDF (1.2MB)

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