RM wins Essex

Educational software and services provider RM, has been selected by Essex County Council to provide information and communication technology (ICT) services for the County's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The Essex BSF programme is considered to be one of the largest in the country, the first phase of which is estimated at £150 million overall and around £13 million pounds for ICT.

RM also confirmed this week that it has agreed contractual terms with the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) for a four-year framework agreement to provide outsourced on-screen marking services.

RM will become the primary supplier of on-screen marking services to QCDA. QCDA may request RM to provide services for test marking on a cycle-by-cycle basis over the four-year term of the agreement. RM anticipates that the agreement will be worth up to £1m to the Group during 2010.