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.