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June 26, 2012 at 05:52 AM EDT
U.K. Government selects Xerox U.K. for Print Services Agreement
UXBRIDGE, U.K.  June 26, 2012 – The U.K. Cabinet Office’s Government Procurement Service (GPS), has selected Xerox U.K. as a supplier for Managed Print and eCommunications Services.  Xerox is included in GPS’ new Wider Public Sector Print Service Framework agreement.
 
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.
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About Xerox U.K.
Xerox U.K. is the U.K. operation of Xerox. With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises – to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organisations worldwide.  The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries.  For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.realbusiness.com.  For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.
 
Xerox also has manufacturing and logistics operations in Ireland, the U.K. and the Netherlands, and a research and development facility – Xerox Research Centre Europe – in Grenoble, France.  
 
 
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Media Contact(s):
Sonia Panchal, Xerox Europe, T: +44 (0) 1895 842877,  sonia.panchal@xerox.com
Laura Gillen, Waggener Edstrom T: +44 (0) 207 392 2619, lgillen@waggeneredstrom.com     
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