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By | Kelly Fiveash 11th April 2008 10:38

RM ties up IT school deal with Newham council

Worth about £53m over next decade

RM Plc has bagged a contract to supply computing and IT services to the London Borough of Newham.

The deal, estimated to be worth about £53m over an 11 year period, is RM’s third government contract win this year for the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

Under the new agreement, the firm will provide the services to 19,000 school and college kids as part of the Newham Learning Partnership (NLP), a Laing O’Rourke-led consortium in which RM holds a 15 per cent stake.

RM boss Tim Pearson said: “The momentum of the BSF programme continues. This is the third project we've won since the beginning of the calendar year.”

It’s been a bumper week of deals for RM. On Monday it announced that it had acquired a 25 per cent stake in Inclusive Technology Ltd, which supplies special educational needs and early years products and services in the UK.

RM on Wednesday scored an “exclusive partnership” to supply schools and colleges across Blighty with HP's dinky new 2133 sub-notebook. ®

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