November 30, 2004

Computer Contracts Awarded

Several New Mexico companies and one from Arizona were recently awarded contracts for computer hardware under "Save Smart New Mexico."

The contracts are valued at between $10 million and $13 million for laptops, desktops, monitors and personal digital assistants to be used by state agencies, said Edward J. Lopez, the secretary of the state's General Services Department.

New Mexico taxpayers should save about $6 million over the life of the three-year contracts, he said.

The state can extend the contracts for a fourth year. Save Smart New Mexico is a year-old purchasing program that seeks to award contracts to in-state companies for goods and services, while cutting the cost of government spending.

Analytical Computer Services of Albuquerque received three contracts under the Save Smart bidding process to provide HP and IBM desktop and laptop computers, servers and personal digital assistants.

Integrity Networking Systems, another Albuquerque company, received two contracts to provide Gateway computers and three brands of monitors.

ABBA Technologies of Albuquerque received three contracts to provide Dell computers, monitors and PDAs.

Computer Corner of Albuquerque received three contracts to provide HP and Samsung printers, monitors and Palm and HP PDAs.

IS Solutions of Albuquerque received one contract to provide servers.

Amherst Technologies, based in Las Cruces, received one contract to provide HP and Samsung monitors.

The only out-of-state company to receive a contract was Xerox, based in Glendale, Ariz., which was awarded a contract to provide printers.