UXBRIDGE - Buying Solutions, the national procurement partner for UK public services, has selected Xerox to be one of the key printing and copier paper suppliers to the public sector.

Following a rigorous evaluation and selection process, Xerox is now one of eight suppliers awarded a place on the Supply of Printing and Copier Papers (Recycled and Virgin Fibre) framework agreement. The two year contract gives Xerox access to 400m worth of new business opportunities, the estimated total spend on paper by the public sector each year.

Doug Bishop, UK general manager, Xerox Office Supplies, commented, "We are delighted to qualify for the printing and copier papers framework. It further enhances Xerox's commitment to provide UK public sector organisations with value-for-money services that support the Government's drive for cost efficiency.

"Xerox helps to improve customer productivity and efficiency and is already adding value to a number of public sector customers. This new agreement opens up a whole new stream of business opportunities and will firmly cement our presence in this sector."

Under the next generation framework agreement, Xerox will not only supply recycled paper to meet central government's mandate on the use of recycled paper, but will offer virgin fibre papers that comply with the government's timber policy. Xerox's environmental accreditation, which enables its paper products to carry the recognised Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) logos, was fundamental in its selection on the framework.

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About Buying Solutions
Buying Solutions is the national procurement partner for UK public services, enabling customers to improve value-for-money and efficiency. It is an Executive Agency of the Office of Government Commerce in the Treasury. Buying Solutions delivers a series of framework agreements covering consultancy, resourcing, goods, and commoditised services and solutions.

About Xerox UK
Xerox UK, the UK operation of Xerox Corporation, markets a comprehensive range of Xerox products, solutions and services, as well as associated supplies and software. Its offerings are focused on three main areas: offices from small to large, production print and graphic arts environments, and services that include consulting, systems design and management, and document outsourcing.

Xerox also has manufacturing and logistics operations in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands, and a research and development facility (Xerox Research Centre Europe) in Grenoble, France. For more information visit www.xerox.co.uk

Xerox is a trademark of Xerox Corporation. All non-Xerox brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Prices, features, specifications, capabilities, appearance and availability of Xerox products and services are subject to change without notice.

Media Contact
Seema Khistaria, Xerox Europe, T: +44 (0)1895 845 441, email: seema.khistaria@xerox.com
Louise Perfect, Grayling, T: +44 (0)7947 827 996, email: louise.perfect@grayling.com