Computacenter has won a tender to supply 36 video conferencing facilities to the Scottish Executive through the Government Catalogue (GCat) procurement arrangements.
The equipment will be used by the Learning and Teaching Scotland educational organisation to allow teams to talk to each other without incurring high travel costs and wasting time.
The public sector is a good source of business for Computacenter as a preferred supplier through GCat. The company was the sole supplier in GCat back in 1997, but has since been joined by 25 others.
"We benefit the public sector because we take away the procurement responsibility from the customer and offer them our in-depth IT knowledge," said Paul Greaves, client director for the government sector at Computacenter. "The government sector is now our biggest division."
Maureen Gore, head of procurement at Learning and Teaching Scotland, said that the GCat IT procurement system is a successful way of ensuring quality for buyers who sometimes lack technical know-how.
"For this project GCat has been extremely useful because it gave us a good partner immediately," she explained.
Computacenter will provide ongoing support and training to staff with its vendor partner SRS Telecom.
Greaves said that resellers can provide cost savings for customers, and at the same time keep good margins.
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