London, DATE 2017 – Sharp Business Systems today announced that it has been awarded a place on the latest Central Buying Consortium (CBC) framework. This will be the organisation’s 13th year working with CBC to provide document solutions and print services to public sector organisations.
CBC is one of the largest trading organisations in Europe for the provision of goods and services in publicly funded organisations, including local government, education establishments, the care sector and the emergency services. Headed up by KCS Professional Services, the organisation ensures that suppliers can meet strict procurement requirements, provide favourable pricing and that all solutions are reliable. Making it easier for public sector IT decision makers to know that the products they acquire will meet organisational standards.
Cost reduction and product reliability are critical factors in the public sector marketplace. As well as meeting these requirements Sharp also helps public sector organisations meet the stringent security requirements which are now in place. Sharp’s award-winning MFDs are just one example which includes built-in protection for documents and enhanced security options, including a convenient end-of-lease feature that overwrites all data, including document filing, user data, job status, date and address book.
Of the lots tendered for through the CBC framework, Sharp was awarded first place on all three it applied for:
- Lot 1 – Lease and Purchase of New Multi-functional Devices and Document Solutions – the provision of Multifunctional Devices, to include both A4 & A4/A3 Networked and Standalone MFD’s, Photocopiers, Printers and Wide Format Printers, all with cost per page maintenance, and the provision of Document Solutions.
- Lot 4 – Print room – the provision of Lease/Outright Purchase and cost per page maintenance High Volume Print-room Equipment/Multi-functional Devices.
- Lot 5 – Managed Print Service – the provision of a Managed Print Service that controls the customer’s printing devices, consolidating charges and driving savings through better efficiencies.
David Harrison, Director Public Sector Sales at Sharp Business Systems UK comments:
“The renewal of our contract is a testament to the commitment of the team here at Sharp, who strive to deliver nothing less than service excellence through a true partnership. We are delighted to be able to continuing working with the CBC and KCS, and excited about the future.”
Stuart Sykes, Managing Director at Sharp Business Systems UK added:
“The CBC Framework is a strategically important contract for Sharp Business Systems UK and I am delighted that we have the opportunity to work with them again for another four year term. The relationship between Sharp and the CBC goes back many, many years and during this time a mutual respect and understanding has grown between our respective members of staff at all levels within both our organisations. Sharp has always been and remains truly committed to this long term relationship as a key part of our business strategy.”