Dell signs agreement with OECM

Multi-year deal with education organization includes desktops, laptops, netbooks and tablets

May 30, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

TORONTO: Dell has been selected for a multi-year relationship with the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM) to supply desktop technology products and services to the publicly-funded education sector (school boards, colleges and universities) and other broader public sector entities across Ontario.

The agreement includes all electronic product environmental assessment tool (EPEAT-certified) desktops, laptops, netbooks and tablets. The deal also includes several of Dell’s managed services including managed deployments, imaging, asset labelling and recovery services. Dell EPEAT-certified products include Dell’s Latitude Series enterprise-class computers.

“This agreement offers tremendous benefits to all parties,” says Paul Cooper, country manager, Dell Canada. “Through our relationship with OECM, Ontario’s publicly-funded education sector will enjoy substantial cost savings on many of Dell’s products and services. But of equal importance is the reduction in time and duplication of effort that can be achieved by conducting a single collaborative procurement and having a single agreement in place for 119 of Ontario’s publicly-funded educational institutions.”

“The recent Drummond Report recommends the government of Ontario find more efficient ways of delivering the services Ontarians need and want and to get better value from tax revenues,” says Terry Kyritsis, president and CEO of OECM. “This new agreement delivers on both fronts.”