Public Procurement

Benefits for Fife Council and community

February 18, 2019 by 2 Comments | Category Case study, community benefits, framework agreements, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, Sustainability

A newly published case study is a great example of the benefits that can come from using Scottish Procurement’s framework agreements.

In 2014 Fife Council had an ageing and costly fleet of over 6,700 printers. It needed to increase its scanning and workflow capabilities. They put out an invitation to tender under the Office Equipment framework to rationalise their print devices and improve workflow processes, reduce print volumes and cost while also laying the groundwork for further improvement. Canon were awarded the contract and, by working in partnership with the council, were able to implement a digital transformation project. It provided a more efficient document and workflow management system as well as a “best in class” high volume, professional print room. Now Fife Council is the first local authority to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard in the UK.

The bigger picture – a range of benefits

We have multiple suppliers on the framework – experts in their field who can provide solutions that are innovative, efficient and sustainable. In this case Canon, as the successful supplier, was able to bring a range of benefits, including:

• Cash savings
• Reduced power usage (139,000kW of power saved per year)
• Reduced page volume of 5% year-on-year
• A toner recycling service

Those benefits extended to the local community. Canon employed local teenagers for three new apprentice and intern roles as part of the Community Benefits in Procurement strategy.

Further information

If you would like to know more about the Office Equipment framework, please contact Bryan Dodds at bryan.dodds@gov.scot.


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