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Leicester College were looking to replace a fleet of MFDs as they were approaching the end of their current agreement. Print management software was already in place and owned by the college, so a hardware only upgrade of over 60 multifunctional devices was required. Lot 1 of the RM3781 framework was chosen as the best route to market for the college to achieve the best value for them.
Lot 1 (Print Equipment and Entry Level Print Management Software) is a single supplier arrangement with Canon offering a variety of pre-specified devices with customisable options. Customers can also include entry level print management software, all available via a web based portal which allows devices to be purchased or leased without the need for a further competition.
Liz Wale from Leicester College says:
By sampling a few devices on the new RM3781 framework it was immediately apparent that significant cost savings would be made on both rental and click charge costs. By using Lot 1, I was able to save time and effort and still be confident of achieving value for money for the College. In many cases the speed of the device is greater than that which it replaces, simply because of the improved specification.
Feedback from users has all been positive, they like the new look; the single pass feed for duplex copying; the colour quality, which is especially important for the Photography department, but at no extra cost to the college.
Meter readings and uniFLOW activity reports provided all the data needed to make sound decisions on the types of device required. Most of this analysis was carried out by our Canon Account Manager, who presented her recommendations. After a couple of sessions to tweak the list, she prepared a simple order form.
Lot 1 delivers great cost savings and has made the process of replacing a large fleet of MFDs and printers so much quicker and easier than I could have believed possible, thanks to help from ESPO and our Canon Account Manager.
Access to the Lot 1 store portal means that I will be able to easily access cost additional devices should I need to add them part way through the main contract.
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