Centerprise International has won its second deal with HM Treasury in two weeks after scooping its print services contract.
Its first contract was under the government department's HMTICT2015 Programme, which pledges to award contracts to smaller suppliers or new entrants to the public sector space, and replace services that have previously been, or are currently being provided by a single supplier at the Treasury.
The Centerprise deal will be fulfilled in partnership with OKI.
Tom Hyner, HM Treasury's ICT 2015 Procurement lead, said: "I am very pleased to have awarded a second of the ICT 2015 Tower contracts to Centerprise International. The partnership between OKI and Centerprise International to deliver our printing services offers us a scalable, flexible and robust solution that will be capable of meeting the needs of the Treasury business both now and in the years to come.
“Engaging SMEs with the ability to deliver, the commitment to quality and customer-focused attitude such as Centerprise International and enabling them to grow is a good thing for those organisations as well as for government ICT in the years to come."
Jeremy Nash, business manager at Centerprise International, said the double win is proof the government is changing its approach to procurement.
“To be awarded a second contract within the ICT 2015 Programme is an amazing achievement for CI and further evidences that SMEs are able to compete successfully for business within the UK public sector," he said.
“The wireless and media service, and printing service [deals] are strategic wins for CI as they signal our aspiration to become a prominent and respected managed service provider within central government and [the] wider public sector.”
Centerprise is the second reseller to benefit from the government’s Core ICT 2015 programme, the first being a three-year management oversight deal of its ICT services to NTT Data. This deal includes co-ordination of other suppliers, cloud hosting services and applications "re-platforming".
Huw Stephens, HM Treasury’s ICT 2015 programme director, added: “These new partnerships mean HM Treasury’s ICT services will become more flexible, more responsive and more competitive in line with the government’s vision for ICT. We will now be working closely with all of our suppliers to ensure that delivery is achieved in a smooth and collaborative manner.”
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