Six companies have won a $106.2m data centre contract awarded by the Dutch Government. There were a total of four bids awarded the contract, joint bids from PQR and Telindusm well as SLTN and Axians, and individual bids from Centralpoint and Computercenter.
The contract calls for the supply of data centre resources and associated services. The contract serves the Ministry of Justice and Security, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. It will run for three years, starting August 2021, with an option to extend for another year.
“PQR attaches great importance to sustainability and we are proud that we meet the sustainability requirements of the tender,” Marijke Kasius, CEO of PQR, said. “We will do everything we can to continue to provide the quality of service as we have provided in previous contracts, and are convinced that we can do this in good cooperation with Telindus in the coming years.”
“SLTN’s approach, where our customers are always partners in our mission to realize sustainable and secure data centre resources, again proves to be an excellent basis for departure,” Eugene Tuijnman, CEO of SLTN, said. “Thanks to the qualitative contribution of Axians in the field of networking, we have been able to create a very strong combination to assist the Ministry of Security and Justice and its departments in the delivery and implementation of its IT Systems for the next four years.”