Education Authority publish tender worth over £485 million

11th May 2022

The Education Authority (EA) have published a tender for Strategic Partner Services and Schools Management System Solution. 

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EdIS Logo - Co-branded with EA brand

The procurement of this contract will be awarded through a competitive procedure with negotiation. The contract will be worth over an estimated £485 million.

This contract will be awarded through the EA EdIS Programme, a transformational change programme that represents a significant £750m investment that will support the learning experience for children and young people over the next 10 years.

EdIS will facilitate the transformation of learning and teaching through technology with continuous improvement at its core, and will transform children and young people’s learning experience, develop skills for the future, support programmes to improve educational outcomes and facilitate professional learning for school staff.

The Strategic Partner, procured through this tender, will provide services including a School Management System (SMS) for Nursery, Primary, Post Primary, Special schools and EOTAS centres; and will be required to deploy, support and manage a modern architecture, technical infrastructure and secure services for schools. These services will improve the learning experience of our young people, supporting teaching through technology, develop skills for the future and support the EA and its educational stakeholders to improve educational outcomes.

Frances Meehan, EA EdIS Programme Director, stated:

“The procurement of this contract will facilitate an improved learning experience for young people. This contract will benefit all schools and young people across Nursery, Primary, Post Primary, Special schools and EOTAS centres.

For more information on this tender and to find out the application process please visit eTendersNI and search for EDIS-22-001.
You can also keep up to date with the EdIS Programme by visiting the EA website and EA social media channels.

Last updated: 11/05/2022