A joint bid from EDS, ICL and Technology has won the contract to supply kit to the Government's forthcoming GCAT electronic catalogue, beating bids from Bull, Computacenter/CSC and IBM/ Frontline Distribution.
Two weeks ago PC Dealer revealed the Government's IT advice agency, the CCTA, would award the contract this month. The deal could be worth up to u400 million a year, depending on how much kit government departments order. Some sources say the catalogue will be the preferred source channel, others say existing reseller contracts will take precedence.
Nick Brown, general manager of Technology's corporate reseller business, said EDS' vendor independence, ICL's government expertise and Technology's PC and catalogue experience sealed the victory. He said: 'We recognise departments will continue with existing suppliers' contracts, but we will make the catalogue as broad and appealing as possible. It's great news for us.'
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