BRACKNELL, UK, May 1, 2012 - HP has been awarded a place on a new government multimillion pound framework for Managed Print Services (MPS) , allowing public sector bodies across the UK to reduce costs through flexible shared print services.
The Government Procurement Service in collaboration with YPO (a public sector procurement organisation) and ESPO (the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation), have selected HP as a preferred supplier for Lot 3 of the RM1599 government framework, an estimated £140m contract of MPS projects over the next three years. The overall goal of this government initiative is to provide cost savings across central government, NHS, local authorities, universities and schools through centralised and standardised procurement.
HP has more than 3,000 MPS customers worldwide and has proven to offer a flexible, scalable service that helps organisations to reduce costs and improve workflow processes, ideally suited to the goals of most public sector bodies. On average HP aims to save customers at least 20% on their current cost base. It has also been recognised by IDC as a leader in MPS.
"RM1599 has been specifically designed to help our customers meet challenging financial and efficiency objectives. Through Lot 3, HP can provide public sector organisations with an MPS solution to improve the efficiency of their print fleet and reduce costs," said Liz Baldwin, Category Lead MFD & Document Management, Government Procurement Service.
"With the government putting shared services high on the agenda and identifying MPS as one of its top priorities as a way to cut costs, we are in an ideal position to help transform public sector print environments," said Dave Lanning, UK Public Sector Lead for HP PPS. "We've already been speaking to our public sector customers who are considering MPS across different departments as the next obvious step to reduce budgets, for example sharing common infrastructure and improving front line services. In addition this opportunity will enable HP to develop its existing engagement with small and medium sized companies to support growth in the UK economy."
1 HP has been awarded a place within Lot 3 of the RM1599 government framework. The RM1599 is split into four Lots including the provision of multifunctional devices (MFDs) (Lot 1), the provision of MFDs and additions (Lot 2), the provision of MPS (Lot 3) and the provision of audit services (Lot 4).
2 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print Services 2011 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis, #232135, Dec 2011.