NSW govt leaves Dell and Samsung off latest hardware panel

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NSW govt leaves Dell and Samsung off latest hardware panel

The New South Wales government has named five suppliers on its refreshed 999 ICT hardware panel, though Dell and Samsung were left off the list.

Spokespeople from both vendors told CRN that negotiations were ongoing. A Dell spokesperson said the company expects to be included on the panel shortly.

Australian PC maker Pioneer was also not included, but was replaced by parent company Dream Industrial, which also provides IoT and VR solutions.

Other new comers to the panel are Arcadia, Toshiba, Microsoft and Fujitsu. The panel now includes eight suppliers:

  • Arcadia
  • Acer
  • Lenovo
  • HP
  • Toshiba
  • Microsoft
  • Fujitsu
  • Dream Industrial

The whole-of-government panel allows NSW departments to purchase end-user hardware and associated services from approved suppliers. This includes desktops, notebooks, 2-in-1 devices and monitors.

Services available through the panel include delivery, buffer stock, image and application loading, asset tagging, installation, support and disposal.

Other hardware and as-a-service arrangements are covered under the ICT services scheme.

The previous 888 contract expired on 31 July after several extensions, and a new contract was finalised on 4 August. The new contract is expected to run for the next five years.

Updated with comments from Dell and Samsung.

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