The U.K. Cabinet Office’s Government Procurement Service (GPS) has selected Xerox U.K. as a supplier for Managed Print and eCommunications Services, in an agreement worth an estimated £6.5 million (approximately $10.1 million U.S.) this year. Xerox is also included in the GPS’ new Wider Public Sector Print Service Framework agreement.
Under the agreement, which will run for three years, Xerox U.K. will work to make printing more efficient in U.K. public-sector departments including local government, the education sector, the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), and police forces.
Xerox will work with these departments to improve communication channels as part of the Government Procurement Services’ goal to reduce costs by 19 percent across the wider public sector.
As a partner to the U.K. government and public sector for more than 35 years, the company says it helps government departments simplify their document-supply chains, removing duplicate business processes and reducing costs. In 2007, Xerox began work for the U.K. Department of Work and Pensions, and says that within three years it made improvements to the entire document supply chain, for a 21 percent reduction in costs and 66 percent reduction in wasted printing.
In 2010, Xerox signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.K. Cabinet Office to help the government reduce document and printing costs as part of the Efficiency Reform Group’s deficit-reduction programme. In March this year, as part of an estimated £150 million (approximately $234.7 U.S.) two-year multi-supplier agreement, the U.K. government named Xerox sole supplier for a limited range of MFPs, and one of four suppliers of Managed Print Services and a wider range of MFPs.
Xerox already provides technology, document management and business process outsourcing to a wide range of U.K. 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.