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Wauton Samuel Awarded Onto GPS and DfE National Framework Agreement for Information Management and Learning Services (IMLS)

School Management Information Systems Software Supplier framework contract.

London, United Kingdom, May 25, 2012 --( Wauton Samuel, a dynamic software supplier, have been awarded a place on the Information Management and Learning Services Framework provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to facilitate the procurement of School Management Information Systems and Learning Platforms. The framework covers the procurement of core systems such as pupil administration including assessments, dinner money and meals management, special needs and disabilities management as well as finance and personnel.

The framework was created in response to a BECTA report School management information systems and value for money which was published in September 2010 and suggested that the market for School Management Information Systems was an unfair market in which it was difficult for small companies to operate against much larger multinational organisations. The report sets out some recommendations addressing legal issues and reducing the cost for the customers i.e. Local Authorities and schools.

The IMLS framework went live on 23 March 2012 and was developed in partnership by the GPS and DfE. This means that Local Authorities are able to run legal tenders and further competitions through the services provided by the GPS in order to get the best value for the authority and for the schools. Schools can also use this service to identify which suppliers are able to meet the requirements of the framework and can also invite suppliers to make their bids.

Wauton Samuel are the only software supplier on the framework that exclusively tailors its products to primary, nursery and special schools for School Management Information Systems. The rigorous tendering process means that schools and Local Authorities can be rest assured that their products have been tested and the organisation are committed to meeting all the requirements of the framework.

Abdul Muhaimin, Operations Director, says “It is an outstanding achievement for us to be on such a significant framework that could shape the market for school MIS for years to come. This is a pivotal moment that will allow suppliers to operate in a fair market condition and will allow smaller suppliers to demonstrate that they can do all the things their larger competitors are able to do and perhaps in a more personalised way.”

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Abdul Muhaimin, Operations Director, on 020 8318 1700 or email
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