Gen-i has been appointed one of two suppliers of Apple products on the All-of-Government laptop and desktop computer procurement panel. The deal will supplement Gen-i’s existing contract to supply Lenovo computers and Phillips monitors, as well as their existing Tahi mobile contract.
The panel will eventually cover 219 government agencies, 78 councils and 2,500 schools in New Zealand and the contract is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.
“We understand the unique requirements of government which is why we’re continually finding new ways to drive innovation, deliver greater efficiencies and cut costs,” says Greg Mikkelsen, GM enterprise clients for Gen-i. “Our extensive procurement skills and in-depth knowledge of the government sector, combined with Apple’s outstanding product range, means that the Government can reduce the costs of procuring these Apple products. The iPad in particular has seen wide interest in the government sector, particularly education, and it’s fantastic to make this product more accessible,” he adds.
The Apple products covered by the contract include the iPad, iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air range.
The new agreement for Apple products came into effect from 1 October 2011.
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