Vendors are being courted by the Northland Regional Council in Whangarei as it looks to appoint a preferred supplier. According to request for proposal documents released this week, the Council wants to ensure high-quality computer equipment and services at the lowest cost.
It has four offices in the region with a total of 148 staff. The Council currently purchases HP Compaq desktops/laptops, Panasonic rugged laptops together with Canon and HP Compaq printers and photocopiers.
The Council replaces hardware on a three-year cycle and wants assistance from the vendor with selecting the right equipment configuration.
It has also implemented an Mware ESX server to virtualise a test server environment, with a view to extending virtualisation to production servers in the near future.
Tenders will be judged on a number of criteria including continuity of supply, local presence, manufacturer support, vendor sales support and technical support.
The deadline for replies is Wednesday, January 21. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 24508.