Advanced Division Secures Contract with Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace

Named Authorized Vendor for SMART Technologies Products and Services for Ontario Institutions

Advanced is pleased to announce that after a lengthy RFP and review process, our Education Division has been awarded a second contract with the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM) for the provision of SMART Technologies products and services to Ontario school districts, colleges and universities.

After securing the initial contract for Audio Video/Educational Equipment in early 2011, Advanced is now recognized as the major provider of AV technology to educational organizations at all levels.

OECM is focused on providing strategically sourced contracts and value-add service to Ontario’s education sector.  Their mission statement is tied to  leading collaborative strategic sourcing initiatives and promoting the adoption of leading integrated supply chain management practices for all of Ontario’s publicly funded educational institutions including School Boards, Colleges and Universities in Ontario.

“We are excited to have been selected as the vendor for the above institutions and in the provision of the complete SMART portfolio of education solutions .  Our focus on not only providing competitive pricing but also a deep value add offering including a blended approach to professional development, a variety of unique support options for schools and our status as SMART Certified Training Center, gives educators the comfort level they have their bases covered when partnering with Advanced,” said Mark McPherson Vice President.

The SMART products and services included in the OECM contract include the award winning SMART Interactive Whiteboard, SMART Document Camera, SMART Response System in addition to professional development and installation services.

For more information on OECM approved products or pricing, please contact our OECM Support Desk at or 905-502-0035 / 1-855-502-0035

For additional information on the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace, please visit

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