Gen-i has been appointed to the procurement panel for the provision of IT managed services led by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the company has announced. The panel provides public sector agencies with a standardised approach for procuring IT services. The agreement will cover the provision of service aggregation service desk support, user device support, server support, procurement services, database management and other IT services. “Gen-i’s inclusion in the panel marks a new level of sophistication in the provisioning of IT services to the government. By enabling standardisation, we’ve created a highly efficient platform for rolling out IT projects and services throughout the public sector," says Chris Quin, CEO of Gen-i Australasia. “We are pleased to have been appointed to the panel and we’re committed to supporting the government by providing ICT solutions that enable it to respond more quickly, effectively and efficiently to the needs of New Zealanders. We’ve invested in the processes and people required to deliver standardised services, which will result in better value and quality of service across agencies,” he adds. The IT Managed Services panel is an extension of Gen-i’s procurement relationship with the government that includes its recently announced appointment to the All-of-Government mobile services panel, and the laptop and desktop procurement panel for the supply of Lenovo computers, Phillips monitors and Apple products. Gen-i also provides leased laptops to primary and secondary schools across New Zealand, as part of a Ministry of Education contract with Telecom Rentals.