The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) has awarded Total a place on its ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure procurement framework. This makes Total one of a select group of businesses approved to supply server, storage and security hardware to the education sector.
CPC is a not-for-profit organisation focused on providing the education sector with reliable and best value procurement across a range of goods and services. The consortium has 4,246 members composed of universities, colleges, academies, schools and museums, throughout the UK.
It assesses supplier’s pricing and capabilities before awarding places on a series of procurement frameworks. CPC has selected Total as a supplier for the ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure framework. Under this framework, Total is approved to supply servers and associated equipment under Lot 1, enterprise storage (lot 2) and security hardware (Lot 5). The framework went live on 1 February 2017 and runs until January 2019, with two possible one year extensions (to January 2020 or January 2021).
“Since becoming a Crown Commercial Service Supplier, public sector customers have been telling me we combine great value for money, with friendly service and how they love the way we make life easier for them with things like pre-delivery configuration,” comments Kieran O’Connor, Sales Director at Total. “I’m delighted that we can now offer the Total package of VFM and service to CPC’s member organisations.”