Prestariang gets 3yr contract to supply Microsoft software to schools and colleges
By Digital News Asia March 12, 2015
- To deliver latest Microsoft technology, and learning tools, to national schools
- Contract is valued at US$6.6mil over the next three years
PRESTARIANG Bhd announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd (PSSB) has received a Letter of Award (LOA) from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to supply licensed Microsoft software to schools and colleges under the Ministry over the next three years.
The LOA, which formalises the appointment of PSSB, was awarded under the Education Alliance Agreement (EAA) to schools and colleges under MOE within Malaysia.
The contract is valued at RM24.3 million (US$6.6 million) over the course of the next three years, Prestariang said in a statement.
The EAA contract covers the delivery of the latest Microsoft technology, as well as learning tools, to national schools.
Since 2003, Prestariang has been a leading provider of Microsoft software licences to all public institutes of higher learning through its Managing University Software as an Enterprise (MUSE) programme for the MOE.
This EAA contract will provide an opportunity for Prestariang to deliver and manage Microsoft software and services across K-12 and higher education in a holistic approach, indirectly delivering a higher value proposition to the MOE, the company claimed.
“This is the second major contract for Prestariang for 2015 after the extension of the Microsoft Licensing Agreement (MLA), which makes us the sole Microsoft Licensing Solutions Partner (LSP) under MLA 2.0 for the Government of Malaysia,” said Prestariang chief executive officer Dr Abu Hasan Ismail.
“We are honoured to once again embark on this long-term, mutually beneficial working relationship with the MOE and Microsoft to offer affordable solutions to students, educators, institutions and the Government,” he added.
The EAA contract will contribute positively to Prestariang’s financial year performance 2015 to 2018, the company said.
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