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APPENDIX I to the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 19 October 1999 (Article 1(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the EXECUTIVE SUB-COMMITTEE of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held in the First Floor Committee Room, The Cross, Forfar, on Wednesday 21 July 1999 at 5.15 pm.

Present: Councillors BRIAN MILNE, SHEENA WELSH and DAVID LUMGAIR.

Councillor MILNE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved, in terms of Standing Order 27(2), that the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraphs 8 and 9.

2. EXCELLENCE FUND: SECONDARY SCHOOLS COMPUTER PROCUREMENT

With reference to Article 13(b) of the minute of meeting of the Education Committee of 8 June 1999, there was submitted Joint Report No 699/99 by the Director of Education and the Director of Information Technology detailing proposals for the procurement of computer equipment for use in secondary schools in accordance with the SOEID Circular "The Excellence Fund for Schools".

The Sub-Committee agreed, for its interest:

(i) to approve the procurement of 30 personal computers from Research Machines plc at a cost of £20,905 under the terms of Financial Regulation 14.1(3c);

(ii) to approve the procurement of 175 personal computers from CRS Limited at a cost of £124,250; and

(iii) to refer the Report to the Finance & Information Technology Executive Sub-Committee to be held later this day.