Canon saves schools 40% through the Department of Education’s new buying framework
LONDON, 13 April 2017 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has today announced that it is the sole supplier of Lot 1 in a new buying framework (RM3781), negotiated by the government, to help schools save money on print technology.
The deal is part of the government’s ‘school’s buying strategy’ that aims to make buying easier and offer the best value for schools. The framework for print equipment means that schools do not have to speak to multiple suppliers to gain quotes as the Department of Education has already carried out this process. The first schools to use the new framework saved more than 40% on their previous contract prices.
Robert Pickles, Director of Corporate and Government Affairs at Canon UK said, “At a time when budget cuts are on the rise, we want to ensure schools don’t have the added pressure of excessive costs when it comes to print technology. We have created a new e-commerce solution that provides easy-to-use search and comparison tools, meaning efficiency and better effectiveness for schools during the print equipment buying process. Our dedicated schools helpdesk is also on hand to provide guidance through every step of the transaction.”
Ross Bowell at Wimborne Academy Trust said, “The customer support from Canon has been excellent to date and considerably better than our experience on the previous CCS framework.”
To find out more about the framework, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/money-saving-deal-for-schools-printers