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Patrick Kickham Director Datapac  Brian Hayes T D  Minister of State and Clara Quigley Sales Manager DatapacPatrick Kickham Director Datapac Brian Hayes T D Minister of State and Clara Quigley Sales Manager DatapacDatapac has been awarded an €8 million ICT consumables contract by the National Procurement Service of Ireland. The firm, one of Ireland’s leading indigenous ICT solutions providers, will create up to 25 new jobs, 15 during 2012 the other 10 in the following two years.

Datapac, was established in 1982, and is today considered a market leader in information technologies, business solutions and IT consumables for both private and public sector organisations throughout Ireland.

The new jobs will be based across all of Datapac’s locations in Dublin, Wexford, Cork and Belfast and will involve sales, marketing and logistics roles.

Commenting on awarding the contract, Brian Hayes TD, Junior Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said: “I am pleased to announce that following an EU tendering process the National Procurement Service (NPS) of the OPW has awarded a contract to Datapac Ltd for the supply of ICT consumables to the public sector.  The contract is valued at €8 million and is available to a wide range of public sector clients including central government departments and their agencies, an Garda Síochána [Irish Police force], the Defence Forces, all local authorities, the Health Service Executive, all Vocational Education Committees, as well as primary and post primary sectors and the third-level education sector.”

The NPS added that the Datapac contract offers excellent value for money on a comprehensive range of ICT consumable items and further streamlines the procurement process. It is actively promoting the use of online ordering, and payment methods, and has built a discounting structure into the contract to encourage clients to order and pay for items online.  Significant benefits will be available to NPS clients, including administrative savings, price discounts, reduced paper output, speed and ease of transaction.

Patrick Kickham, director, Datapac, said: “As an Irish technology leader, we are continually focused on driving innovation and added-value for organisations throughout Ireland.  This significant new contract win gives us the opportunity to create new jobs which will benefit our business, our customers and also the economy.  We are delighted to play such an important role for the Irish government and public sector, as they continue to support local business growth.”

Clara Quigley, sales manager, Datapac, added:  “This contract from the NPS is testament to the dedication and service excellence of our nationwide team.  We will look to extend our product lines further so that customers always have access to the widest and most advanced range of IT technologies and consumables in Ireland.”

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