The NSW Government is looking for hardware vendors to create a new cross-government panel on end-user devices and services.
Replacement of his departure C999 ICT panel – which is due to expire in February next year – the new panel is to retain the current two-batch contract structure.
According to the Request for Proposals (RFP) documents, Lot 1 consists of basic hardware, essential related services and software, which covers desktops, laptops, mobility devices, specialty computers, monitors, peripherals, accessories and endpoint management software, and must be offered as a direct purchase.
Meanwhile, Batch 2 is for optional or additional services and contains asset tagging, pre-delivery imaging, installation, endpoint management software as a service (SaaS), decommissioning services, disinfection services, disposal services and device as a service. service (DaaS) for the first time for Bundle 1 desktop, laptop, mobility or specialty computer bundles.
RNA understands that HP, Acer, Dell and Lenovo, which are currently approved for both batches, will reapply, as will Microsoft, a Batch 1 vendor.
It is also understood that ASUS, which is not present on the current contract, will make a case for its inclusion.
The state government also said it conducted market analysis and consulted with stakeholders to come up with the new contract, which resulted in the addition of the Batch 2 DaaS option, along with other changes. .
These include structuring end-user computing (EUC) devices into categories and subcategories, defining devices by use case, containing EUC to reduce management overhead, updated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and added a revised vendor governance, reporting and management model to the requirements. .
Interested parties have until December 9 to apply for the new panel.
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