HP has expressed disappointment that an appeal to get its Direct sales arm back onto Buying Solutions £6bn Commodity IT Hardware and Software framework agreement has failed.
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As revealed last month, HP was one of the big hitters that had not made it through to Invitation To Award stage of the evaluation process, the final step before being ushered into the UK-wide public sector procurement framework.
The US tech monster was given the right to appeal against the move but as revealed earlier has failed to convince Buying Solutions to overhaul its decision.
"Whilst we are extremely disappointed with the decision of Buying Solutions, we understand that it is based on a standard scoring system, and will respect the decision," said an HP spokeswoman in a statement sent to MicroScope.
"As an appeal process has reached its end, we want to reassure our loyal customers and partners that we are committed to the public sector in the UK and will continue to provide value for money products and services to the market through various supply chain routes," she added.
The submission by HP included various parts of its Direct UK businesses; Personal systems group; Imaging and Printing Group; Enterprise Business (virtualisation, software, servers, storage) and the software division.