The new All-of-Government (AoG) IT hardware solution is launched and the contract goes live on 23 November 2021.
The new contract supports the government’s broader outcomes by reducing emissions and waste, and highlighting sustainable products.
Suppliers have committed to increasing the proportion of their products that have environmental sustainability certifications such as Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) and Energy Star. There is also strong commitment to increase the proportion of recyclable packaging.
The new contract features:
- Key IT catalogue consisting of suppliers’ selected laptops, desktops, monitors and Chromebooks. The catalogue makes it easier for agencies to compare devices, prices, and broader outcomes ratings.
- A wider range of suppliers providing more choice and competitive pricing.
A panel of ten nationwide suppliers offers products covering essential hardware (laptops, desktops and monitors), supplementary hardware (Chromebooks and thin clients), computer peripherals, meeting room equipment (digital whiteboards, screens and projectors), mobile devices (tablets and mobile phones) and associated services:
- Cyclone Computer Company Limited
- Datacom Systems Limited
- Futureworks Limited
- HP New Zealand
- Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Limited
- Noel Leeming Group Limited
- PB Technologies Limited
- Remark-IT Solutions Limited
- Spark New Zealand Trading Limited
- The Laptop Company Limited.
There are currently around 500 agencies and schools participating in the IT hardware contract, with a total annual spend of $199M in the last financial year.
The initial term for the new contract is two years, with two rights of renewal, each for two years.