For further information on any of the following press releases, please contact the Ufi Press Office on 0171 255 5439, fax 0171 631 0602 (out of hours: 07979 603381) or e-mail [email protected]. Press Release Menu Title Date Ufi Awards £14 Million Contract to Logica Consortium to Revolutionise Learning Over the Internet 09.08.99 Ufi Thrilled by Learning Centre Response 02.08.99 Post-16 Education Changes - A Boost for Learners 30.06.99 Ufi and BBC team up to make learning everyone's goal 19.05.99 Learning Direct sees a massive increase in capacity to meet adult learner's needs 14.05.99 First steps for Europe's largest learning centre network 11.05.99 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.