Lanway, the IT services and communications provider, has boosted its expertise in the further education sector after being selected for the final two lots of a Crescent Publishing Consortium (CPC) framework. It is one of only three companies in the UK to grab spots on all seven lots.
Lanway’s successful applications mean it will be recommended and marketed for contracts to all CPC members, which includes over 1,200 educational institutions spending around £139 million through these frameworks a year.
The CPC is a not-for-profit group that aims to provide FE institutions with value for money contracts. The ‘Network Hardware and Services including Servers and Data Storage Framework’ covers areas such as storage and security solutions, as well as cloud expertise and general consultancy.
Lanway already had positions on the original five lots and has now won the final two lots, which recognise prowess in networking and backup. The winning responses utilised Lanway’s links with Dell.
Andrew Henderson, managing director at Lanway, commented: “To be one of only three companies selected for all seven lots is a feather in our cap. We’ve got a dedicated education team that has worked hard to strengthen our expertise in each of the seven areas.
“With the current budget cuts, FE establishments need to know that they’re spending money wisely. These spots on the framework are a great platform from which we can help those in the education sector with bespoke, cost-effective solutions that support growth and flexibility. Not only do we build solutions, we build partnerships too.”