South Lanarkshire Council is looking for a provider to implement a wide variety of IT equipment and services for its education establishments.
An online tender outlines that the deal will be worth about £40m.
IT equipment and support services are required for 17 secondary schools, 124 primary schools, 57 nursery classes, 10 youth facilities and 25 public libraries in the area.
The chosen vendor will be expected to provide local area networks (LANs), managed wireless LANs, hardware – including PCs, printers and other peripherals – and software and training.
The initial contract is set to last for seven years, beginning in October 2013, but there is an option for a five-year extension if the council is satisfied with the service provider's performance.
Interested parties have until 19 March to participate in the tender.