The Tasmanian Government has named a panel of 12 resellers for the Information and Communications Technology Hardware Contract known as C150.
Principal Computers and Xerox Shop will join Alphawest, ComputerCorp, Corporate Express, Ditech Systems, Hypertronics Tasmania, IRIS Computing, Logica, Next Byte, PKBA and Tops Business Technology Solutions on the panel.
The resellers are representing vendors such as Asus (the latest to join), Acer, Apple, Dell, Fuji Xerox Printers, HP, IBM, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lenovo, Lexmark, Sun Microsystems and Toshiba.
ComputerCorp sales manager, Richard Chapman, said it was the most significant contract ComputerCorp held in Tasmania. The reseller will be representing brands including HP, Acer, Lenovo, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Toshiba and Fuji Xerox. It will cover a full range of desktop infrastructure including netbooks, notebooks, standard desktop machines, associated peripherals and accessories, as well as a range of servers and storage.
“Most of those vendors will have their specific niche area in solutions to Government and it’s very pleasing that we’ve been appointed to represent that broad range of vendors because it gives us leading edge solutions across almost every area of IT procurement the Government will need,” he said. “Our aim will be not to mix and match vendors but to provide the most seamless and appropriate solution to any given Government agency.”
The C150 includes the supply, maintenance, installation and related services for products such as Microsoft Windows-compatible desktop computers including thin clients, laptop and tablet computers, along with warranty and hardware maintenance services.
It also involves selected services and peripheral equipment such as network or graphics cards, multimedia drivers, memory upgrades, keyboards, mice, monitors, and laptop bags.
Added to this is specified services for equipment including imaging of hardware with the agency’s Standard Operating Environment and deployment of new equipment. The contract also entails the reallocation/decommissioning of old equipment, network and stand alone printers (excluding multifunction devices), server hardware technologies (Windows, Linux and Sun) and associated support services.