Datapac wins €8m Public Service contract
Datapac has been awarded the ICT consumables contract by the National Procurement Service.
Speaking about the awarding of the contract Brian Hayes T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) said: “I am pleased to announce that following an EU tendering process, the National Procurement Service (NPS) of the OPW has awarded a contract to Datapac Ltd. for the supply of ICT consumables to the public sector. The contract is valued at €8 million and is available to a wide range of public sector clients including: central Government Departments and their Agencies, an Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, all Local Authorities, the Health Service Executive, all Vocational Education Committees, as well as primary and post primary sectors and the third-level education sector”.
The NPS noted that the Datapac contract offers excellent value-for-money on a comprehensive range of ICT consumable items and further streamlines the procurement process. The NPS is actively promoting the use of online ordering, and payment methods, and has built a discounting structure into the contract to encourage clients to order and pay for items online. Significant benefits will be available to NPS clients, including administrative savings, price discounts, reduced paper output, speed and ease of transaction.
"At Barretstown, we rebuild the lives of children, and their families, affected by childhood cancer and other serious illnesses. We serve 5,000 campers a year and have 1200 volunteers each year. Communication is crucially important and Datapac has helped us to streamline, improve and ensure efficiency."
"Datapac has provided us with a fantastic product and world-class levels of service and support. Whenever people ask me about our experience with Datapac I’m always ready to sing their praises and I would happily recommend their services to any organisation."
"For many years Datapac has been our sole supplier for the maintenance of Personal Computers and Peripherals in Ireland. Through their Service Centres in Wexford and Dublin, Datapac provides excellent support to our businesses throughout the country and consistently meets the SLA targets which we have set. The skill, expertise and experience of their engineers and other technical support personnel are of the highest standard."
“The value of dealing with an HP Gold partner in this process can’t be underestimated. Datapac provide us with a local touch and can cover the full range of our IT requirements, but when there is a specific technical requirement like this, they can bring the specialist technical resources of HP to the table. HP and Datapac had a thorough discussion with us around our requirement - and had really done their homework - and then were able to provide us with a very highly specified test platform for us to prove the application on before we committed to purchase.”
Datapac understands our needs and requirements and has the expertise and experience to follow through on all our requests. Our constant need to reduce costs has been assisted by Datapac's ability to suggest alternative solutions and methods whilst improving both efficiency and productivity. Our partnership with Datapac is akin to having an IT department on site that we simply could not provide ourselves.