Government Panel Contracts
eServices Panel Contract
Generation-e is currently a service provider of choice for the Victorian Government eServices Panel, already being an authorised member and service provider to the Queensland Government Department of Education & Training Panel. The eServices Panel, established to streamline the Victorian Government’s purchasing of Information Technology services, simplifies the procurement process for Victorian Government when engaging with Approved Service Providers across a specified range of IT service categories. The Victorian eServices Panel is comprised of highly qualified and competitive ICT specialists providing a wide range of ICT services on a Whole of Victorian Government (WoVG) basis. Generation-e has been approved under the key service categories of Management, Strategy & Analysis and Systems & Solution. These key service categories include specific service categories such as: Project/Program/Portfolio Management, business analysis, strategy development, design and development, integration and implementation, as well as maintenance and support services. This Victorian government endorsement is recognition of Generation-e's deep expertise and experience around the approved categories and is also a testament to its ongoing growth in the services segment. It allows Victorian Government departments to work with Generation-e to directly procure services in a planned and predictable way. Victoria is Generation-e's home state with many satisfied customers and the team expects to do more for them as it expands the products and services they want.
For more information on the Victrorian State Government eServices Panel see the Victorian Government's website.
DEECD Videoconferencing Panel Contract
Generation-e was recently selected as one of three suppliers for Polycom video conferencing solutions and services under the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) panel contract. The three-year panel was set up to standardise on Polycom's high definition video conferencing products in 1,553 Victorian Government schools. The utilisation of video conferencing technologies by schools facilitates delivery of learning content, overcomes the tyranny of distance and opens up the world of opportunities for students.
DET Networking Panel Contract
In 2009 Generation-e was selected by Queensland's Department of Education, Training and the Arts in Australia as a new panel supplier in multi-year, multi-million dollar contract. Generation-e supplies current and emerging technology and network solutions to over 1300 Schools throughout Queensland. The result of advanced technology implementation provides a significant boost to continue the upgrade of IT environments in Queensland's schools. From the remote regions of the Queensland outback to the tip of Cape York, covering a land area of around 1.73 million square kilometres, students and teachers benefit from high speed advanced wireless access, networking and advanced cabling infrastructure serviced, supplied and installed by Generation-e. Generation-e’s skill in Voice and LAN Switching, coupled with its specialisation in advanced structured cabling, give the Department a "one-stop shop" enabling schools to move into the converged world with minimal cost and disruption to their teaching programs. It prepares schools to be ready themselves to take advantage of new collaboration technologies. Even the remotest of schools can collaborate and enhance their learning environment by being linked into the education community via high speed networks.
The National Secondary School Computer Fund (NSSCF) is the major funding element of the Digital Education Revolution (DER). It is assisting with the provision of new computers and other information and communication technologies (ICT) equipment for students in Years 9 to 12. The aim of the NSSCF is to achieve a computer to student ratio of one-to-one for students in Years 9 to 12 by 31 December 2011.
For more information on the DET Panel see http://education.qld.gov.au/smartclassrooms/
In 2008, Shortly after its launch into the Queensland market, Generation-e was successfully selected for Queensland government's LocalBuy. LocalBuy, a commercial entity wholly owned by the Local Government Association of Queensland Inc., was established in 2001 to provide comprehensive, value adding procurement services to Queensland local government.
LocalBuy’s imperative is to broker contractual arrangements aggregating the demand for goods and services to achieve better pricing and conditions, and eliminating the need for Queensland councils to establish their own supply contracts. Generation-e was a successful tenderer for the LocalBuy Information & Communication Technology Contract. The suppliers appointed to this tender had to demonstrate skills and experience in their chosen subcategories, as well as complying with public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, history of track record with government related entities and operating capacity. Tenders were evaluated with a combination of Local Buy procurement professionals and subject matter experts from Queensland Local Government.
Generation-e is authorised to provide IT hardware, ICT network collaboration & integration, ICT infrastructure consolidation, and ICT network services. Generation-e has continued to supply Queensland councils with the benefit of its expertise in unified communications, networks, platforms & management as well as services.