Providers Australia has now purchased practically twenty,000 laptops and much more than 15,000 displays considering the fact that the coronavirus pandemic forced personnel to make the leap from workplace to property-centered get the job done.
Canberra’s major assistance supply agency previous 7 days signed off on the most current in a string of contracts for new hardware units at a combined price of $19.two million.
A spokesperson told iTnews the major of the 3 deals will see Canberra-centered Forward IT supply 6300 Microsoft Area Professional notebooks underneath a $13.5 million contract.
Yet another a thousand Area Professional notebooks will be delivered by Sydney-centered Ethan Group more than a very similar 3 calendar year time period at a price of $1.eight million.
Dell Australia will present a additional 1100 Microsoft notebook PCs and 2200 pc displays underneath a $3.eight million contract, although the model form has not been disclosed.
All 3 contracts run among May 2020 and May 2023.
“The hardware … updates have been procured to fulfill a variety of demands, together with mobility, asset substitute, expansion, and small business continuity,” the spokesperson explained.
Much of the mobility and small business continuity will need arrived when non-purchaser experiencing personnel at Providers Australia switched to get the job done-from-property preparations.
The units will also probable be employed by ‘surge’ personnel introduced into Providers Australia from other organizations across the Australian Community Sector to help take care of greater get the job done volumes.
The agency is ordinarily property to much more than 27,000 personnel in whole.
Jointly with other major contracts with Forward IT, Ethan Group and Acer, around 19,000 notebooks and 16,000 displays have been purchased in the previous two months.
“In whole, Providers Australia purchased about 19,000 notebooks, and 16,000 displays in the previous two months,” the spokesperson explained.
“Of these, 10,000 notebooks and 13,697 displays had been purchased underneath contracts CN3678832, CN3675987, CN3671509 and CN3683440.”
The hardware refresh is a person of the major to get put at the agency considering the fact that May 2018, when the previous Office of Human Providers bought 10,000 new laptops and desktops.
On the other hand, practically all the units procured underneath the $27 million desktop and notebook refresh had been desktops.