Welsh government’s NPS names firms in £800m IT framework

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Softcat, Insight, Computacenter and Centerprise among the winners across 12 categories

The Welsh government’s National Procurement Service (NPS) has confirmed the names of the companies that will be part of its IT products and services framework, which is worth up to £800 million.

The framework is now available for the whole of the Welsh public sector to use. The framework has been awarded across 12 commodity lots to the following companies:

Desktop software: Centerprise International, Comparex, Computacenter, Insight Direct and Softcat

Microsoft corporate licensing: Comparex, Insight Direct, Softcat

welshflagMicrosoft educational: Insight Direct, Softcat, Trustmarque Solutions

End user hardware: Centerprise International, Computacenter, Insight Direct, Softcat, Specialist Computer Centres, XMA

Infrastructure software: Computacenter, Insight Direct, Kelway, Softcat, Specialist Computer Centres

Servers, storage devices: Computacenter, Dell, Insight Direct, Softcat, Specialist Computer Centres

Network equipment: Centerprise International, Computacenter, Insight Direct, Misco, Softcat

Network firewalls: Computacenter, Insight Direct, Softcat

AV equipment: Centerprise International, Comcen Computer Supplies, Millennium Business Systems

Education end user devices: Centerprise International, Misco, XMA

Peripherals: Centerprise International, Insight Direct, Softcat

Integrated solutions: Computacenter, Insight Direct, Softcat, Specialist Computer Centres, XMA

NPS said it will be arranging customer launch events for public sector bodies to meet suppliers in March 2016, with details to follow shortly. NPS is working with the successful suppliers and Procserve to develop eTrading Wales marketplace information.

@AntonySavvas