The framework, with an estimated value of £6.5 million this year, will run for three years and is set to deliver cost efficiencies in print services to public sector departments including local government, the education sector, NHS and the police force.
Xerox will work with departments to rationalise and improve communication channels aligned with the GPS’ goal to deliver additional cost savings of 19 per cent across the wider public sector.
“Being chosen as an official supplier for the Government Procurement Service once again is testament to Xerox’s long commitment to supporting the provision of improved services to the public sector,” said Julie Hesselgrove, group president for Communication and Marketing Services Xerox Europe. “This agreement demonstrates how Xerox can help significantly reduce costs while improving efficiencies for GPS.”
As a partner to the U.K. government and public sector for more than 35 years, Xerox helps government departments simplify their document supply chains, removing duplicate business processes and achieving savings in cost and time. In 2007, Xerox began work for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and within three years made improvements to the entire document supply chain, equalling a 21 per cent reduction in costs and 66 per cent reduction in wasted print.
Xerox signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cabinet Office to deliver savings to the Government as part of the Efficiency Reform Group’s deficit-reduction programme in 2010. In March this year, as part of an estimated £150 million two year multi-supplier framework agreement, the U.K. Government named Xerox as sole supplier for a limited range of multi-function devices and one of four suppliers of managed print services and a wider range of multi-function devices.
Xerox already provides technology, document management and business process outsourcing to a wide range of public sector organisations such as the Department of Work and Pensions, Worcester NHS Trust, Manchester City Council, Newport City Council, Sandwell Council, Scottish Police Services Authority, Kirklees Council and UCLH.