MASS has signed a contract as Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) partner to provide new and refurbished schools for North Lincolnshire Council under the government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The signing follows the announcement on 7 April 2009 that MASS had been selected as the preferred bidder subject to contractual negotiations.
MASS will provide and integrate a range of ICT equipment, networks and software for seven schools, and a managed service for its support and maintenance. MASS already provides this type of service to a range of government and private sector clients. The contract value for MASS will exceed £13m over 7 years.
MASS has formed a partnership with May Gurney Integrated Services plc and NPS Property Consultants Ltd for the North Lincolnshire BSF programme, to be known as the North Lincolnshire Learning Partnership (PSP), which will initially cover a number of new build and refurbishment projects for secondary schools in the Scunthorpe area.
Work has already started apace with a ground breaking ceremony held at Brumby College on 16 June 09 - the first of the seven new schools to be built under this contract.