Western Australia-based service provider ComputerCorp has become a preferred PC supplier for government common use contracts in that state.
ComputerCorp said in a statement that the WA Department of Treasury and Finance had selected it for its support of vendors such as HP and IBM and its enterprise white-box range of hardware.
Marius Peoples, enterprise white-box division manager, said the selection would enable ComputerCorp to target some $50 million a year of government agency spend on PCs and notebooks.
Hugh Smith, managing director at ComputerCorp, said the IT infrastructure and service provider had set up its own production and assembly centre in Western Australia, in 2001.
"This strategy has been extremely successful. A production facility is now open in Canberra to support the eastern states," he said.
The Western Australia government's promotion of local companies to its panel of preferred suppliers was commendable, he added.
"This sends a clear message that the government here in WA will support and invest in local businesses," Smith said.
ComputerCorp has offices in Perth, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. Offices are due to open in Brisbane and Darwin in the next 12 to 18 months, the company said.
ComputerCorp focused on offering business, education and government sectors with desktop management services, infrastructure services, products and IT strategy advice, the company said.