The government has signed Pioneer Computers Australia in a record-breaking $500 million contract to supply its range of rugged computers, notebooks, tablet PCs and UMPCs for use in government offices in New South Wales.
The contract is the largest for Pioneer Computers and the largest IT contract in New South Wales government history, says Pioneer Computers.
Called the ‘ITS2007 New South Wales whole of government panel contract’, the deal will run for three years initially with a possible extension to five years. Pioneer Computers has been supplying computers to government agencies since 2000.
According to the company, the government had previously bought its computers and systems from various PC vendors, but has this year narrowed the list down to a handful.
Pioneer Computers manufactures the DreamVision built-to-order range of PCs, the DreamBook range of purpose-built notebooks and personalised servers called DreamMicro. Recently, the company has extended its brand to supply industrial-strength models.
The company showcased its range in the IT Forum, organised by the Department of Commerce, earlier this year, where hundreds of IT purchasing personnel from New South Wales government agencies got to touch and feel the products and talk to Pioneer Computers about their procurement requirements.