By Matthew Henry

QUEENSLAND: PC-makers Acer and Fujitsu have together been awarded a place on the notebook and PC panel for the Queensland Whole of Government contract, QP-707 – the largest PC contract in Queensland.

The five year contract can be used by all government departments making it a potentially lucrative deal for the two manufacturers.

The brands worked together to secure a joint-place on the panel, which is essentially a list of approved suppliers from which government organizations can then choose PCs to fit their needs.

Companies will often join together to present a more compelling offering with greater choice and a wider range of services.

“Acer and Fujitsu have had a long and successful relationship in the Queensland government landscape and look forward to strengthening this relationship and expanding on an already significant Queensland presence,” said Acer Computer Australia general manager – government, education & corporate sales, Mike Cefai, in a release issued today.

“Acer’s relationship with Fujitsu will ensure that true value for money and efficiency will be delivered to the client."

According to Acer, the Queensland government has recognised the value of a total cost of ownership approach to acquisition of computer hardware.

While Acer’s direction in the marketplace is to enhance an organisation’s utilisation of its equipment through value added services, the focus is on reducing the overall life cost of the equipment and allowing the client to focus on their core business.

“Acer’s success in Queensland follows successful wins in both Victoria and New South Wales, making Acer one of the only vendors to have succeeded in all Whole of Government tenders across the eastern seaboard,” said Cefai.

“This win demonstrates how strong Acer’s presence is as the number one supplier to government nationally.”