Centerprise were approved on the three lots that they tendered for on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Technology Products Agreement, RM1054, enabling it to bid on high-value and pan-Government opportunities.
The three awarded to Centerprise were:
- Lot 1, Technology hardware – to provide a wide range of end user devices and hardware such as audio-visual, network infrastructure equipment, peripherals
- Lot 3, Secure Technology Products and Disposals – for the provision of a wide range of hardware and software commodity items and solutions. Additional requirements include audio-visual solutions and secure destruction and disposal services
- Lot 4, End User Devices – to supply client user devices including desktops, laptops and tablets
It opens up and maintains a key route to the public sector for Centerprise who have been a long-term supplier to the Ministry of Defence. They recently became one of the first SMB’s to win a major Central Government contract under new procurement rules and are looking to strengthen their position further under this new framework.
Garry Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at Centerprise, said: “The government’s commitment to providing opportunities for SMEs to bid for public sector contracts is a huge opportunity and one we have been able to successfully capitalise on already.
“Being accepted onto this framework is a major step for Centerprise International and a key part of our plan to build on our success in the public sector, with the potential for securing significant high-value contracts
CCS, as the Contracting Authority, in collaboration with Pro5 and the MoD, have now established a contracting route to meet the demands of Government including products, services and Information Assurance. The new Technology Products Framework encompasses RM721 - Commoditised IT Hardware and Software (CITHS) and the Information Assurance framework managed by the communication technology element of the MoD and RM1696 – IT Hardware and Solutions (ITHS) which were recently all co-termed to expire 31st January 2015.
Centerprise International, established more than 30 years ago, is one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK and has an enviable reputation for delivering large-scale IT projects and managed services in the corporate, education and public sectors.
For more information, visit: www.centerprise.co.uk