CDW-G Speeds Delivery of $2 Million in Printers to the California Health and Human Services Agency
CDW-G Delivers Printers to 45 County Offices Throughout California in Less Than 30 Days
VERNON HILLS, Ill. - February 13, 2006 - CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC) and leading source of information technology (IT) solutions to governments and educators, today announced that it was awarded and has fulfilled a $2 million contract to provide Lexmark T632n laser printers to the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA). The contract was competitively awarded to CDW-G under the auspices of the California Department of General Services and in accordance with state procurement guidelines.
CHHSA administers state and federal programs for healthcare, social services, public assistance and rehabilitation. The agency needed new printers that would integrate with the state's Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS), a legislatively mandated software application that supports the state child welfare services program. County social workers throughout the state rely on CWS/CMS for access to child, family and other case-related information so that they can make timely decisions and perform effective case management. In accordance with the state law requiring the development of a statewide computer system to automate the functions of county child welfare offices, CHHSA must comply with CWS/CMS requirements and purchase IT equipment that can be centrally managed as part of the statewide computer system.
To replace its legacy printing equipment in 45 county offices around the state, CHHSA turned to CDW-G to deliver a specialized printing solution that is compatible with the current statewide IT system. After evaluating several options from multiple vendors, CHHSA chose to purchase the Lexmark T632n laser printer from CDW-G because the printer's functionality met the specialized, enterprise-wide requirement and CDW-G provided the "best cost" value to the state.
CDW-G collaborated with its manufacturer partner, Lexmark, to rapidly deliver the printers to their installation locations inside the 45 county offices statewide within 30 days.
"Statewide agencies cannot afford even one minute of downtime associated with technology purchase, delivery and integration," said Chris Rother, CDW-G's vice president for education, state and local sales. "Understanding how critical full-time operation is, CDW-G delivered specialized printers to specific destinations inside of 45 county offices throughout the State of California in less than 30 days. The net result is rapid time-to-value for the agency and seamless service to the citizen."
The new Lexmark printers will be used to produce CWS/CMS reports, case studies and related documents. Each printer has a one-year, on-site warranty and an extended three-year service and repair warranty.
CDW-G partners with leading IT companies to deliver more than 100,000 products featuring top IT brands from over 1,000 manufacturers, providing state and local government customers with best-in-class products and solutions.
CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a trusted technology advisor and solutions provider to federal, state and local government agencies, as well as to educational institutions at all levels. CDW-G responds with a sense of urgency to customer technology needs, delivering best-in-class solutions from top-name brands such as APC, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic. CDW-G focuses on building strong customer relationships with its knowledgeable account managers and technical specialists who provide extensive pre- and post-sales support.
For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, services and solutions, call 1.800.863.4239, or visit the CDW-G Web site at CDWG.com.