Park Place Technologies awarded sole supplier status by the Scottish Government

The global data centre hardware specialist takes ownership of the Server and Infrastructure Maintenance Framework

London, United Kingdom – Park Place Technologies, a leading global provider of data centre hardware maintenance, has been awarded status as the sole supplier on Scotland’s Server and Infrastructure Maintenance Framework.

The framework is administered by the Scottish Government and provides services to Scotland’s public sector. The deal is believed to be worth around £5m over a 2-year period with an option to extend for a further two years, and had 5 other companies alongside Park Place Technologies in the running.

The framework is live and will support local government, education, national government and other public bodies while offering core IT support and infrastructure services. These services to be procured on the framework can include but not limited to; server hardware maintenance, identification of hardware failure, warranty management, and the installation of replacement hardware and components.

Commenting on the news Chris Adams, CEO, Park Place Technologies, said; “We are deeply honoured to be awarded sole supplier status. It’s a role we are looking forward to immensely as it will give us the opportunity to improve public sector experiences in the region and support some of the most nimble and forward-thinking organisations Scotland has to offer.”

By awarding the contract to Park Place Technologies, public sector organisations are likely to receive multiple benefits including 24/7 availability to a dedicated team of specialist technology experts. All services will be delivered from a local Scottish office, based in Glasgow, which will provide local knowledge and insight, as well as helping to reduce costs by having all the necessary expertise close by. Local support teams will also have access to Park Place Technologies multinational services too.

“The point of this framework is that Scottish public sector bodies no longer need to worry about procurement when it comes to server and IT maintenance. Park Place Technologies was appointed following a comprehensive tender exercise, under EU public procurement regulations, which means quality and consistency is assured – something businesses of any size should feel  good about”, said Adams

More information on the Server Maintenance framework can be found on the Scottish Procurement’s website.

About
Park Place Technologies

Park Place Technologies maintenance and support sets the standard for how the world’s largest data centers drive performance and value from critical IT infrastructures, including servers, storage and networks.  Founded in 1991 as a US-based hardware maintenance firm, Park Place Technologies’ global reach supports over 16,000 clients across 55,000 data centers in over 140 countries.  Park Place Technologies’ suite of offerings includes ParkViewTM, our automated monitoring platform, which integrates its exceptional 24/7 global customer service and advanced engineering through a single pane of glass, to deliver immediate and intelligent responses to maintenance needs. With its recent acquisition of Entuity, Park Place will expand its scope of IT infrastructure support to include network discovery, performance monitoring, and optimization.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Park Place Technologies is owned by private equity firms GTCR and Charlesbank Capital Partners.