Bechtle signs third framework agreement with German armed forces.
Agreement covers information technology and services
Technological partnership reinforced
Four-year, eight-digit contract
Neckarsulm, 21. August 2017 – For the third time in a row, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded Bechtle AG the framework agreement for IT components and services. Under this agreement, entitled “IT-Platform – 2./3. Rechnerebene”, which will run until 2021, authorised entities will be able to order products and services through established processes.
The framework agreement, signed on 28 June 2017, ensures seamless continuation of the services provided under similar agreements from 2009 and 2013. Bechtle will provide the German Bundeswehr with information technology for an additional four years, reinforcing their current technological partnership. “This new contract doesn’t just confirm the quality of the services we’ve provided over the past eight years, it also demonstrates confidence in Bechtle’s forward-facing strategy – especially in light of the increasing challenges of digitalisation. We’re very pleased to be given the opportunity to continue working with the Bundeswehr”, states Waldemar Zgrzebski, Managing Director of the Bechtle IT System House Bonn/Cologne. The agreement covers PCs, monitors, printers and other peripherals as well as servers. In addition to supplying devices, Bechtle’s services will include planning, installing, deploying and operating client/server networks.
Central services available locally.
As the principal contractor, Bechtle AG will be implementing the agreement along with its long-standing vendor partners HP and Dell EMC as well as service providers Conet Solutions and GBS Tempest. The Bundeswehr team at Bechtle’s Bonn-based IT systems integrator will be responsible for operational implementation and control while Bechtle AG will continue to be in charge of the project’s central organisation, which is to remain unchanged. Meanwhile, the Bechtle Group’s network of systems integrators stands ready to provide fast, on-site services for the Bundeswehr’s various locations throughout Germany. “Our highly successful partnership relies on an established, customer-focused organisation and processes that have proven their effectiveness over many years. This allows us to respond quickly and flexibly to the needs of the Bundeswehr and other authorised beneficiaries, especially with regard to the goal of consolidating IT at federal level. Bechtle is able to ideally link local proximity with central requirements”, states Jörg Terschüren, head of the Federal Projects Division at Bechtle AG.
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.
Since the end of 2012, Christian Behma has been advising his customers as a Solution Architect, specializing in the areas of virtualization solutions in the data center and cloud computing. With innovative ideas and a focus on a holistic approach, he develops future-proof data center architectures for his customers.
Tassilo Bergander has been working as a Solution Architect in the Business Development team at the Bechtle IT System House Bonn/Cologne since 2019. For over 15 years, his focus has been on consulting and designing customer-specific solutions in the areas of virtualisation, cloud and agile workspaces with the manufacturers Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.
As a Citrix Sales Consultant, I have been working for Bechtle throughout Germany since the beginning of 2019 and am assigned to the Lead Competence Centre Virtualisation and Cloud Transformation in Munich. I support the IT system houses throughout Germany in their current Citrix projects and especially in sales and strategic issues.
Philipp Dumhard has been working at Bechtle Munich/Regensburg for around four years and is currently Account Manager for Cloud Transformation Sales. In this role, he supports customers in Bavaria transform their IT. His academic IT background and experience as a consultant at Siemens AG means he’s able to support his customers as a partner in future IT.
When it became time for SDV to consolidate their IT on the Dresden site, Bechtle reduced the number of vendors down to three, with the focus squarely on Cisco. The homogeneous IT structure enables compatible updates and integrated features are available throughout the entire system.
Essener Systemhaus (ESH) is the shared service centre for IT and telecommunications for the city of Essen and its affiliated companies. Bechtle supports ESH to run the City of Essen’s over 60 SAP systems and support components.
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.
With its noticeable footprint in the region and backed by the power of a cross-regional organisation, Bechtle in Stuttgart has been a future-oriented IT partner for both the public-sector and commercial businesses since 1990.