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Cyclone strikes TELA deal with Ministry of Education

Cyclone strikes TELA deal with Ministry of Education

Effective 1 March 2018, terms of the agreement will see the education specialists support TELA for three years

Cyclone Computers has been appointed as the sole Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) provider in New Zealand, following a competitive tender process through the Ministry of Education.

Effective 1 March 2018, terms of the agreement will see the education specialists support TELA for three years, replacing TRL Leasing as the main contractor in the process.

Operating as a subsidiary of FlexiGroup NZ, TRL Leasing held the TELA contract since February 2012, and signed a two-year extension in February 2016.

With Cyclone now the single contractor with the MOE, other suppliers are contracted by Cyclone as partners.

As a result, FlexiGroup will be contracted to Cyclone to provide leasing services.

“To ensure best service for teachers and principals, a competitive tender process was followed to select a TELA scheme support services provider,” wrote Education Gazette, a publication produced by NZME for the Ministry of Education.

“This support services provider change should have little impact on teachers and principals using the scheme and they can continue to use the TELA scheme throughout the changeover.

“As part of the transition to the new provider, there may be a brief outage in the TELA portal at the end of February due to the changeover between providers.”

TELA is a laptop leasing scheme for eligible principals and teachers in New Zealand state and state integrated schools, while also providing help-desk, warranty and repairs services.

Laptops are leased for three years and then replaced with the school’s choice of device from the latest TELA catalogue.

“This is a significant government contract to have been won by a private company,” Cyclone general manager All-of-Government, Graham Prentice, said.

“This reflects the strong education sector respect that Cyclone has developed both within the sector as well as their role as part of the New Zealand all-of-government procurement scheme as an IT hardware supplier.”

The tender win comes less than three months after the provider took home the HP Education Partner of the Year award in November, which recognised excellence across the education sector during 2017.


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