Connection wins New Hampshire university system computer contract
Industry-leading technology vendor PC Connection has been awarded a contract to supply computer hardware products and services to all institutions under the University System of New Hampshire (UNSH) umbrella.
In an announcement, the Merrimack-based Fortune 1000 firm said the USNH Joint Computer Purchase Program contract period goes on for three years, with two additional one-year extensions. It will be serviced by Connection Public Sector Solutions, operating via the firm’s GovConnection, Inc. subsidiary.
USNH’s institutions include the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College. The program provides affordable desktops, laptops, accessories and services to their 34,000 students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and institutional departments.
USNH’s community college partners in New Hampshire will also get the opportunity to benefit from the program and take advantage of pricing, terms and incentives. The contract grants USNH’s member institutions access to Connection’s entire portfolio of products, warranty coverage as well as Microsoft Office 365, apart from local repair services for USNH’s current fleet of legacy computer systems.
USNH Chief Procurement Officer Michael E. Durkin said the program will provide member institutions significant cost savings over the course of the contract.
Connection was selected because of the strength of its proposal, as well as its performance record and ability to meet USNH’s current and future needs.
“I am confident this partnership will deliver the level of satisfaction our students deserve, and I look forwaerd to working with the Connection team to ensure our faculty and staff have the resources required to continue delivering a world-class education.”
Connection Public Sector Solutions President Robert Howard said the university system made it clear from the start of the Request for Proposal process that student experience and affordability were top priority.
“Our team worked diligently to meet those requirements, collaborating closely with Lenovo to provide top-tier systems, competitive pricing and a wide range of value-added services 0 from on-site repair and A+ certified maintainers to warranty coverage and loaner programs,” he said.
Connection Public Sector Solutions is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services to federal, state and local government agencies and educational institutions through specialized account managers, publications and online.