itslearning is delighted to announce that it has been selected by Wokingham Borough Council as one of three suppliers to proceed to the final stage in the first Information Management and Learning Systems (IMLS) framework tender for the supply of Learning Platforms, since the framework was announced by the DfE.
The scheme, which launched in March of this year, is designed to provide schools, Local Authorities and groups that are launching academies, free schools or university technical colleges with an easy route to procure from approved, high quality, trusted suppliers in a fully EU-compliant manner.
Following an extensive tender process, itslearning has been selected alongside two other suppliers, from an initial group of 10, after detailed evaluation of all responses by the Wokingham Procurement Group. itslearning was praised in particular for its ‘very significant online training offer’, a new service called Aspire+, which is being offered by the company to address the difficulty that schools have in releasing teachers from their timetable commitments to receive training.
“We are delighted to have been selected as one of the final three suppliers presenting to schools in the very first IMLS framework tender for learning platforms,” comments Dylan Jones, managing director at itslearning. “itslearning can deliver real improvements for schools through supporting teachers and students in the process of learning. We are looking forward to meeting representatives from schools in the area during the final stage of the process.
“This new framework is a great way for educational establishments to ensure they are getting the best products and services from a government-approved list of suppliers.”
The next stage of the process will be for representatives from schools in the authority to attend a Supplier Presentation day being held on the 20th September after which they will be invited to demo the software in their schools. Final decisions are expected in October.
itslearning was selected as one of fifteen suppliers in Lot 2 of the IMLS Framework Agreement, which focuses on learning services that support the curriculum through the delivery of pedagogical tools and received the highest score from the DfE of any dedicated learning platform specialist.
Posted on July 25, 2012
by Samantha Ingram