Gaia Technologies, Plc has been successful in its bid to remain on the BECTA ICT Services Framework. The company was top scorer in the assessment process, competing against some of the largest companies in the UK and the industry.
BECTA (British Education Communications and Technology Agency) developed the ICT Services Framework to promote responsible purchasing of ICT to schools and colleges. The framework allows educational institutions to choose suppliers that have been rigorously tested and continuously evaluated for adhering to BECTA-developed ICT national standards for education.
Lot One of the framework covers the provision of hardware and services to individual schools and academies, while Lot Two addresses higher-end services and learning platforms delivered for larger projects. Gaia received the highest scores in both lots. A total of 22 companies were successful in achieving accreditation in Lot One and 18 in Lot Two.
Gaia was awarded this accreditation in 2002 and 2006 and has successfully managed to renew its position as a trusted ICT services provider for the third consecutive period. Gaia remains the only company in Wales to be on the framework.
Dr. Ayad Mawla, Technical Director at Gaia Technologies said “We are very pleased with this news. Our renewed selection confirms our commitment and ability to provide the highest standards in ICT for education.” The company’s Managing Director, Mr. Anas Mawla, added “”
The ICT Services Framework is set to continue beyond BECTA’s planned closure, with the Department for Education undertaking framework contract management responsibilities for the full term of the agreements.