RM - the IT services to education specialist - has clinched a £6.4 million contract with Solihull Council to provide managed information and communications technology (ICT) services to schools in the borough.
The four-year deal is part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Under the terms of the contract RM will provide ICT services to existing schools in Solihull, as well as working with the borough to design and develop sophisticated ICT systems for schools that will be rebuilt and refurbished under the BSF initiative.
Tim Pearson, chief executive of RM, said yesterday: "The BSF programme is setting out to transform secondary schools in England, with innovative ICT systems playing a key role in that transformation."
He added: "Solihull Council has chosen RM as its ICT partner for BSF ahead of selecting the contractor that will rebuild and refurbish its schools.
"This a great opportunity for RM to work with the borough, teachers and the chosen contractor to make sure that educationally effective ICT is fully integrated into the fabric of Solihull's new schools.
"We look forward to working with educators across Solihull to provide an ICT service that genuinely helps teachers to teach and learners to learn."
Coun Ken Meeson said: "The BSF programme will deliver schools for the 21st Century and it is important that we also have 21st Century technology to maximise benefits for pupils."