Star Academies awards five-year ICT contract to Joskos Solutions
Star Academies has awarded Joskos Solutions a five-year contract to provide its Information Communication Technology (ICT) services following a competitive tender process.
Star Academies is one of the UK’s leading education providers, a mixed multi-academy trust that operates 24 primary and secondary schools nationwide.
The contract includes all Star Academies’ capital ICT project requirements, such as new free school openings and the provision of new technology to its schools, in addition to professional IT services, such as consultancy, support desk, and broadband.
Procurement was arranged through the Crown Commercial Service, ensuring best value for money for Star Academies.
Amanda Bailey, Executive Director: Finance and Operations at Star Academies, said:
“We’re thrilled to be working with the fantastic team at Joskos Solutions, who provided the best solution in this tendering process. They were particularly strong on education support for the engagement and training of schools.”
Nick Madhavji, CEO of Joskos Solutions, said:
“This is a first in education and it was built out of an aspiration by Star Academies and Joskos Solutions to create a long lasting and meaningful partnership that will benefit all Star schools nationally – starting from all schools having their broadband reviewed, renewed and vastly improved. The partnership contract that has been crafted and signed is one that sets a precedent in education ICT and other multi-academy trusts could benefit from the same.”
Geoff Chandler, Director of Moxton Group, which helped support the contract agreement, said:
“Moxton Education join with Joskos and Star Academies in celebrating the signing of the new ICT Partner Contract. We have worked closely with both parties over the past months to draw up and support this ground breaking contract which offers the Trust a flexible yet robust set of contractual terms to purchase both simple products and services, as well as complex implementations all wrapped in a partnering approach which provides real motivation to both parties to deliver for the students of the Trust.”
Joskos Solutions is a provider of ICT managed services, solutions and support within schools and multi-academy trusts, that works closely with schools to ensure technology it installs and the support services it provides totally match each school’s individual needs, priorities and budgets.
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