CENTERPRISE International has won a major four-year contract to deliver media and wireless ICT services to the Treasury.
The Basingstoke-based IT services specialist, which last September celebrated its 30th anniversary, has been awarded the first central government contract in the HMT ICT2015 Programme. This has broken up a single provider arrangement with Fujitsu into a number of managed service contracts.
The deal is believed to be worth around £2.5million.
Centerprise International, headquartered in Lime Tree Way, on Hampshire International Business Park, in Chineham, was among more than 100 companies that showed an interest in the opportunity.
Jeremy Nash, systems integrators business manager at Centerprise, said being awarded the first contract is a significant milestone for the company, a leading supplier of managed IT hardware and services.
He said: “This is a big win for us. We are a SME employing about 130 people, so to be able to compete for central government contracts opens up a whole other level of business for us.
“We have a great deal of experience working in defence, education and wider public sector markets, so we are delighted to be given this opportunity.”
Centerprise competed for the Media and Wireless Tower category. It will provide support and maintenance of a wireless infrastructure, associated services, a TV distribution infrastructure and service, unclassified end user devices and associated services, as well as cloud-based video conferencing services and on-site support. The support includes an ICT Loan service and ensuring meeting rooms are in working order.
Centerprise’s video conferencing service is hosted on a secure network and in the cloud, minimising the need to install equip-ment.
It operates on a low fixed monthly fee for unlimited use and makes use of ‘real time activity monitoring’. The Treasury will not need to put in its own time or manpower to maintain it.