Konica Minolta has been re-awarded a position on the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) National Framework Agreement. The company has secured a place as a core provider of Lot 1 - multifunctional devices and document solutions, Lot 4 - print room equipment and Lot 5 - managed print services.
Konica Minolta is one of four suppliers to be awarded a position on the framework, following the completion of the comprehensive tender procurement process adopted by CBC which is based upon the Open Procedure, as detailed in the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC.
Earning a place on the framework will enable Konica Minolta to act as a trusted advisor to the CBC, a group of County, Borough and City Councils, whose purpose is to improve the effectiveness of local authority purchasing with the object of achieving savings in public expenditure for the benefit of its members and the wider public sector including educational establishments.
Steve Doust, Director of Sales at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) said:
“Our consultative-led approach and expert knowledge will ensure that each member of CBC will benefit from working with us. Konica Minolta’s solutions provide transformational benefits to public sector bodies, enabling the seamless capture, storage and management of data and empowering employees to work more efficiently and effectively. The CBC framework users will be well placed to realise approx. 30 per cent reduction in their printing costs in most cases.”
Tarryn Kerr, Head of KCS Professional Services (CBC Lead) said:
“We are delighted to be working with Steve and his team, to support public sector bodies in meeting their challenges ahead.”