Avoiding ICT lock-in costs in West Sussex

We’ve asked West Sussex County Council about the background to the decision to renew an existing ICT contract without tendering due to IP issues and what they are going to do to avoid that happening in the future.

Improvements and annotations welcome

Update

West Sussex provided a very helpful reply, thank you. Unfortunately for them it was so helpful it also included some dissenting metadata:

JL: 12months is incredibly optimistic if we had to change product sets across the 330 schools. I genuinely doubt we could deliver this.

Of course there’s the other problem SIMS which is inescapable apparently

27 April 2011 updated 1 Jun 2011

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