Maintain your upgraded ICT network
Planning, hiring, and budget guidance for maintenance and upgrades 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 for any maintenance or upgrades.
- Hire an approved ICT contractor
- Budget for maintenance
- Upgrading your school network
- Information for ICT contractors
- Further information
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.
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.
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.
If you're planning an upgrade to your ICT network read the ICT Infrastructure in Schools Operations Manual which covers the processes and scope for installations and upgrades.
Contractors are asked not to enter into separate warranty agreements with schools.
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