Bechtle direct and Buyitdirect win two tenders with Dutch ministries.
Companies to supply desktop and mobile workstations plus IT accessories
Contract volume some 248 million euros
Duration up to four years
Neckarsulm, 21 July 2017 – The Dutch Home Office has accepted the bids of Dutch Bechtle Group members Bechtle direct B.V. and Buyitdirect.com B.V. to supply desktop IT workstations and mobile end devices. More than a hundred government agencies and institution will benefit from the framework agreements to procure IT workstations under the government’s ICT Werkomgeving Rijk (IWR) programme.
The two framework agreements encompass user hardware such as desktop PCs, thin clients and all-in-one PCs to the sum of 48 million euros, in addition to laptops, accessories and mobile end devices amounting to some 200 million euros. The agreements are valid for a duration of four years. The Dutch government seek to strengthen collaboration between and standardisation across the various offices. The ministries are increasingly operating as one homogeneous organisation and are unifying their IT infrastructure throughout the country accordingly. This across-the-board standardisation will also facilitate a more efficient use of available office spaces and simplify future office relocations. In addition, unified agreements between the various authorities and suppliers will dramatically increase process efficiency.
A winning point for Bechtle direct and Buyitdirect was their sophisticated logistics concept and high level of service. Among the ministries’ priorities were fast repair services, efficient portfolio management and smooth processing of warranty claims. As is common in the Netherlands, the ministries concerned can either order directly from Bechtle or set out their technical requirements again in a closed tender process. In this case, Bechtle direct and Buyitdirect would be bidding against two local competitors.
“The fact that both bids have been accepted shows the strength of the Bechtle Group in the Netherlands. It also attests our excellent collaboration with our sister company, Buyitdirect. And we will, of course, continue working together closely when it comes to executing the contract,” says Jean-Paul Bierens, Managing Director of Bechtle direct Netherlands.
“Buiyitdirect is very pleased that our bid has been accepted. Our self-developed web portal and e-procurement technology come into their own here, and will provide the various authorities with exactly what they require for the years to come,” says Dik Graaff, Managing Director of Buyitdirect.
Jan Gudde,Ministerie van BZK and Jean-Paul Bierens, Bechtle direct
Manon Smulders has been working for ARP in the Netherlands since 2008. She switched to the Bechtle e-commerce International Business Unit as an international business management development manager in 2017. Her focus is on the support of our international team in the increasingly complex IT world.
In Tangible Benefit Ltd., Bechtle AG has acquired a lucrative value-added reseller in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1997, the London-based company has an excellent reputation and it is a well-known name in the industry.
Yannick Feuser has been with Bechtle for about 14 years. His responsibilities include the strategic development of the Professional Service and Managed Service portfolio in the Bechtle IT system house in Offenburg. His activities also include strategic consulting for multi-cloud or classic IT projects to accelerate or improve business processes.
With approx. 330,000 inhabitants, the Regional Association of Saarbrücken is by far the largest administrative district in Saarland. The information technology in its schools is looked after by the Information and Media Centre (IMZ) which belongs to the education board. In December 2020, the IMZ provided end devices for the association’s 47 secondary schools, which shall serve remote teaching. For this purpose, Bechtle procured and delivered 3,500 iPads. The devices were financed by the federal government’s emergency funding programme and the assumption of costs for digital end devices in German Social Code (SGB II).
Since 2018, Adalbert Fuchs has been working as a consultant for mobile solutions at the Bechtle IT system house in Bonn. In Michael Rohrmund's team (Client Management), he brings his many years of expertise in the field of mobile solutions with a focus on Android, especially in connection with Samsung end devices and the complementary Samsung Knox solutions, to a wide variety of projects. The focus is on providing support in pre-sales and project situations, also across locations and system houses within the entire Bechtle organisation. In conjunction with the Mobile Solutions Competence Centres in Neckarsulm, Freiburg and Bonn, Adalbert Fuchs can thus guarantee the necessary consulting and further integration support for a wide variety of project and customer situations.
The Bechtle IT system houses in Bremen and Oldenburg provide professional expertise for Bechtle’s core IT solutions—client management, server and storage, networking solutions, virtualisation, IT security and software.