Maintain your ICT network
Planning, hiring, and budget guidance for maintenance to your school’s ICT network.
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Schools are responsible for keeping their ICT network maintained to the current Ministry standard, and must use an approved ICT contractor to do so.
- Hire an approved ICT contractor
- Budget for maintenance
- Information for ICT contractors
- Further information
Hire an approved ICT contractor
Maintenance or repair work on your ICT network requires you to use a Ministry approved contractor.
- These contractors are the registered installers of the cabling product already in place in your school.
- Using Ministry-approved contractors means warranties provided for existing installations don't become void.
Approved ICT contractor list [XLSX, 122 KB]
Responsibilities of a Ministry-approved ICT contractor
Budget for maintenance
Your school property plan includes a budget for maintenance of your school ICT network. Make sure you plan for the:
- cost of any cabling repairs from your 5-year budget (5YA) or Policy 1 funding
- replacement of network switches and/or wireless equipment from your furniture and equipment (F&E) budget or other funding source.
5 Year Agreement (5YA) funding
Policy 1 funding for capital work at integrated schools
Furniture and equipment for state schools
Every 5 years you’ll need to budget to cover for failures and technology developments in switch and wireless hardware. The expected life of your cabling is 15-20 years.
Information for ICT contractors
Contractors are asked not to enter into separate warranty agreements with schools.
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