Queensland system integrator Coretech has resecured a $10 million to $12 million contract supplying OEM desktop PCs to Queensland University of Technology (QUT), beating out tier-one competitors Compaq and Acer as well as ASI and Ipex.
Coretech will share the contract with Hewlett-Packard, allowing faculty members to choose which brand they prefer. "We like to think our built-to-order capability wins us more of the business than the out-of-the-box vendors," says David Wain, director of sales at Coretech. He estimates the contract will see Coretech providing 2000 PCs per year.
Wain says during the six month tender process there was exceptional pressure from tier-one suppliers but proven product performance, knowledge of the education business and value adds made Coretech the best man on the day.
Coretech will also supply Intel-based servers and storage hardware to QUT.