Tech firm wins £60 million HE framework

European Electronique has strengthened its position within the higher education sector with a strategic framework win

 The £50m turnover firm, based in Oxford, has been awarded Lots 1 (provision of networking equipment) and 2 (small and medium projects up to £1m in value) of the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium’s (NEUPC) national networking framework.

NEUPC is the body focused on improving quality of procurement across the HE and FE sector and delivering maximum value from the purchase of good and services.

The agreement will see European Electronique supply networking services and equipment for a minimum of two years, to potentially up to 400 HE and FE members, including the University of Leeds and Durham University.

Speaking of the recent award, Neil Kerry, framework manager at European Electronique said: “Our presence on this and other HE and FE frameworks including the National Education Printer Agreement (NEPA), National Desktop Notebook Agreement (NDNA) and National Server & Storage Agreement, means that our education sector clients can benefit from aggregated buying through a recognised HE framework, as well as benefiting from a single supplier partnership with European Electronique across its entire IT estate.”

Yolanta Gill, CEO of European Electronique added: “In recent years, we have been very active within the higher education sector, providing IT services to University of York and University of Wales Trinity St David’s to name a couple.

“Being re-appointed to the NEUPC framework reflects our continued commitment to the sector and ability to provide high quality services at good value. We are looking forward to working closely with a number of universities in updating and improving their network and IT infrastructure.”