Victorian councils harness their purchasing power with VMware agreement
Thomas Duryea Logicalis (TDL) announced today that they have recently won the contract to maintain the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) VMware enterprise license agreement. The agreement marks ten years of a continued joint partnership between TDL, the MAV, VMware and Victorian councils.
TDL spokesperson, Jim Zelener, Public Sector lead said the agreement with MAV will allow participating councils to access a modern suite of technology solutions, tailored to their individual needs.
“Applying a flexible commercial and technology model benefits councils immensely by saving time, cost and allowing them to focus on the business of serving their communities.”
The MAV is a membership association and the legislated peak body for local government in Victoria. It offers a range of services to local councils including specialist policy, advocacy, and governance advice, sector development, and insurance and procurement services.
The MAV’s centralised tender and procurement process substantially reduces the cost and complexity associated with managing a tender process of this nature and ensures sustainable outcomes for communities and local government.
Kerry Thompson, MAV Chief Executive Officer, says the MAV’s procurement framework allows participating councils to access TDL for VMware cloud and workspace solutions, avoiding the need to undertake their own time-consuming procurement process.
“Participating councils were invited to select a contract term of either 24 months or 36 months, with a range of technology bundle options.
Procurement activities undertaken by the MAV allow councils to enjoy the collective purchasing power of the entire Victorian local government sector.”
To learn more about TDL’s relationships with Victorian councils, check out the recent TDL MAV TV session on successfully negotiating and adopting cloud technology in local government.
The session was hosted by TDL with panel members from MAV, Banyule City Council and the City of Whittlesea