Value Wales, a division of the Welsh Government, has initiated an ‘all Wales IT equipment and associated services framework agreement’, which will run from October this year, for two years with options to extend for a further two.
After a comprehensive tendering process, the company has been selected as one of only eight suppliers on Lot1 of the framework agreement to provide IT equipment and associated services into the public sector within Wales. This is for products that deliver – or allow users to access – services, including PCs, monitors, laptops, handheld devices, tablet devices, netbooks and thin-client devices, together with related maintenance, warranty, software and support services.
A spokesperson for the Welsh Government said: "The ITEAS III framework underlines the Welsh Government’s commitment and compliance to, respectively, both the National ICT Strategy and Digital Strategy for Wales, providing public sector organisations across Wales with the ability and facility to procure excellent I.T. products and services. All suppliers tendering were evaluated against a robust set of criteria, including technical expertise, performance and delivery, account and contract management, sustainability / environmental credentials and of course, value for money."
Andy Bruen, Softcat’s public sector frameworks manager, stated, “We’re very much looking forward to working with our Welsh customers, and providing the customer-centric approach we’re renowned for.”