|[May 08, 2012]
PC Connection Subsidiary Awarded 5-Year Contract Extension with Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I)
MERRIMACK, N.H. --(Business Wire)--
PC Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCCC), a provider of a full range of
information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, and
education markets, today announced that it has been awarded a 5-year
contract extension between its subsidiary GovConnection, Inc. and
Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I). This agreement
extends GovConnection's ability to supply E&I members with computer
hardware, software, peripherals, and services through March 31, 2017.
"GovConnection has a proven track record of delivering exceptional
service to E&I members," said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of E&I. "This contract
renewal signifies our confidence in their ability to provide our members
with the best possible products, prices, and service. We look forward to
continuing our valuable relationship with GovConnection."
"Extending our contract with E&I will enable GovConnection to provide
leading IT solutions to more than 2,400 education and healthcare
customers," said Robert Howard, President of GovConnection, Inc. "E&I is
a nationally-recognized, trusted purchasing cooperative, and their
decision to award this contract across our entire catalog of products
and services demonstrates the significant value that GovConnection can
offer E&I members. Our trained Account Managers, expert technical
specialists, and convenient purchasing channels-including a free
eProcurement module for E&I members-deliver a level of service that
education and healthcare customers deserve. GovConnection will continue
to work closely with E&I and its members to understand their unique
environments and provide the technology and services they need to
achieve their goals quickly and cost effectively."
Established in 1934 by members of The National Association of
Educational Procurement (NAEP), Educational & Institutional Cooperative
Purchasing (E&I) is a buying cooperative that serves colleges and
universities. E&I uses the combined purchasing power of nearly 2,400
member institutions to lower costs on a wide range of products and
services. The organization provides members with access to a diverse
portfolio of high quality national and regional contracts from
best-in-class suppliers. E&I's member-driven competitive solicitation
process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental
Purchasing (NIGP). For more information, please go to: www.eandi.org.
About PC Connection, Inc.
PC Connection, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, has four sales
subsidiaries: PC Connection Sales Corporation, MoreDirect, Inc.,
GovConnection, Inc., and Professional Computer Center, Inc. d/b/a ValCom
Technology, headquartered in Merrimack, NH, Boca Raton, FL, Rockville,
MD, and Itasca, IL, respectively. All four companies can deliver
custom-configured computer systems overnight from our ISO 9001:2008
certified technical configuration lab at our distribution center in
Wilmington, OH. Investors and media can find more information about PC
Connection, Inc. at http://ir.pcconnection.com.
PC Connection Sales Corporation (800-800-5555), the original business of
PC Connection, Inc. serving primarily the small- and medium-sized
business sector, is a rapid-response provider of information technology
products and services. It offers more than 300,000 brand-name products
through its staff of technically trained sales account managers and
telesales specialists, catalogs, publications, and its website at www.pcconnection.com.
This company also serves the consumer and small office users under its
PC Connection Express brand (888-800-0323) at www.pcconnectionexpress.com
and is, under its MacConnection brand (800-800-2222), one of Apple's (News - Alert)
largest authorized online resellers at www.macconnection.com.
MoreDirect, Inc. (561-237-3300), www.moredirect.com,
provides corporate technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions,
in-depth IT supply-chain expertise, and access to over 300,000 products
and 1,600 vendors through TRAXX™, a cloud-based eProcurement system.
Backed by over 500 technical certifications, MoreDirect's team of
engineers, software licensing specialists, and project managers help
reduce the cost and complexity of buying hardware, software, and
services throughout the entire IT lifecycle.
GovConnection, Inc. (800-800-0019) is a rapid-response provider of IT
products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies
and educational institutions through specialized account managers,
catalogs, and publications, and online at www.govconnection.com.
Professional Computer Center, Inc. d/b/a ValCom Technology
provides technology services to medium-to-large corporate organizations
utilizing its proprietary cloud-based IT service management software,
WebSPOC™. Through its experienced technical service personnel ValCom
Technology provides network, server, storage, mission-critical onsite
support, installation, and hosting of lifecycle services.
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