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Datapac to hire after State contract win

Thursday, March 13 11:54:36

Irish IT provider, Datapac, today said that it has just been awarded a two year ICT contract by the Office of Government Procurement worth E11m and will hire an additional 15 staff across its Irish offices in Dublin, Wexford and Belfast.

Established in 1982, Datapac provides an extensive range of technology solutions and services from its offices in Dublin, Wexford and Belfast, to private and public sector organisations throughout Ireland. This new contract follows a strong start to 2014 for Datapac, enabling it to make a strategic decision to grow its business. The new jobs will be based across all of Datapac's locations and 10 of the roles will be created this year, with the additional 5 positions being created over the following two years. The new positions will include sales, marketing and logistics roles.

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is part of the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. It has been tasked with centralising public sector procurement arrangements for common goods and services.

Datapac was awarded the contract based on its proven ability to deliver a seamless customer experience and sustainable cost savings across a vast range of ICT consumable products. In 2012, Datapac was awarded an E8m contract by the National Procurement Service to provide a similar range of services. This new contract will see Datapac provide a more comprehensive portfolio of technologies and consumables to the public sector.

Patrick Kickham, director, Datapac, said, "Procurement is an essential part of the Government's public service reform agenda and we are delighted to play our part in helping them to achieve sustainable cost savings and improved operational efficiency. This contract allows us to grow Datapac further, adding up to fifteen new people to the team over the next two years, and making further investments in our business and technology portfolio."