Neckarsulm/Ditzingen, 12 December 2017 – The Logistikzentrum Baden-Württemberg (LZBW—logistics centre of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg) has extended its closed framework agreement with the Neckarsulm IT provider, Bechtle, by an additional 12 months to 30.04.2019, the maximum the agreement permits.
The Logistikzentrum Baden-Württemberg has awarded Bechtle the framework agreement for server hardware and service provision. The framework agreement, signed in April 2017, has a volume of some 3 million euros and has now been extended by a further twelve months to the maximum duration until 30.04.2019. This allows state authorities to continue to easily and quickly procure server of various classes and configurations through Bechtle, in addition to additional IT services and warranty services. Beneficiaries of the new agree-ment include public colleges and universities, the Baden-Württemberg Landtag, as well as all state ministries and offices. In addition, Bechtle will provide con-sulting and on-site services for server hardware until the end of March 2024.
“This extension not only demonstrates satisfaction with our services to date, but shows the trust placed in Bechtle’s future-oriented approach—in particular with regard to the increasing challenges of digitalisation. We are very pleased to be continuing this cooperation”, says Bernd Ihle, Head of Sales, Public Sector Division, Bechtle IT Systems Integrator Neckarsulm. The agreement covers servers of various performance classes and versions such as towers and racks. In addition to supplying devices, Bechtle’s services will include planning, installing, deploying and operating IT networks. “This agreement lets us provide future-proof IT to Baden-Württemberg’s government employees and its higher education institutions. The Bechtle Group’s broad network of systems integrators ensures that technicians can be on-site with the client quickly, wherever in Baden-Württemberg they are located”, explains Sandro Loi, Account Manager at Bechtle’s IT Systems Integrator in Neckarsulm, who has been involved in the project since it begun.
Consulting for the state of Baden-Württemberg
Bechtle’s Neckarsulm IT Systems Integrator has a specialised team of public sector presales consultants. Their core competency is in conceptional design in the areas of server and storage, backup, virtualisation, hybrid clouds and campus and enterprise networks. Our consultants consult individual authorities either over the phone or in workshops to create a custom solution, using our range of products, and decide on the configurations. “These services, together with our many years of experience, are the reason that Bechtle has been the state of Baden-Württemberg's IT partner of choice for over 20 years, and the reason we currently hold multiple framework agreements for multivendor hardware procurement and IT services like consulting, design, and project management”, says Bernd Ihle.