UfI awards £14M contract to revolutionise web-based learning

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11th Aug 1999
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From a UfI press release:

Ufi, a new organisation established by the government to implement its lifelong learning initiative, has awarded the contract for its nation-wide information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure to a Logica led consortium. Valued at £14 million over the next three years, the contract will cover: systems development, implementation, programme management, website design, web and application hosting, in addition to ongoing support. Along with Logica, the consortium includes Cable & Wireless, David Jennings Associates, Fretwell Downing and Interactive Bureau.

The new ICT systems will transform the way millions of people can learn in the coming years whether at home, at work, or in one of the new national network of Ufi Learning Centres. The Ufi learning website, which will be developed as part of the contract, will give learners and employees instant access to learning advice, packages and support. The consortium will be responsible for linking together the 1000 Ufi Learning Centres with its four regional call centres, so that learners can get the best advice and the centres can share information.

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