UXBRIDGE, UK, 03 November 2010, -- Following a tender via the Procurement Scotland Framework, the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA), the non-governmental public body which delivers national support services to the Scottish police, has awarded Xerox a contract to replace its legacy monochrome and colour digital print equipment. This contract will help to improve document production efficiency and reduce print related costs. Based on SPSA’s 2009-10 volumes of print, the new Xerox equipment could save up to £500,000 over the next five years.
As demonstrated during the SPSA’s open days held on the 24 and 28 September, the Print Services team will use the new devices to maintain the production of educational material to accompany the College’s national training courses for Scottish police, and produce short-runs of branded materials, such as public awareness campaign leaflets, posters, booklets and magazines. As part of the refresh Xerox has installed a Xerox iGen4 90Press, two Xerox 700 Digital Colour Presses and a Xerox DocuColor 252 at the SPSA’s central facility - as well as providing a new print MIS system that manages and audits the Print Services inventory of materials and staff time in the production of print jobs.
John McCroskie, Head of Corporate Communications for SPSA said, “We have a duty to make sure that the public purse is being used wisely. We recognised that any replacement of our legacy printers would need to drive down costs and help reduce our unit cost for the production of printed materials. By working our way through the tender process using the Procurement Scotland framework, Xerox were identified as the most efficient technology partner to deliver the hardware that we needed. The provision of a strong support team throughout the contract lifetime was also an important factor for us.”
As well as the cost saving and efficiency benefits gained as a result of this new Xerox digital print equipment, SPSA has also increased the capacity of the Print Services facility and the output quality of the printed materials. The versatility of the equipment, its ability to handle more work load and ever more demanding jobs means that SPSA will be able to offer print and design capacity at low cost to its internal business areas, and be an option for the delivery of further efficiencies within the wider police community.
Peter Taylor, director and general manager, Large Enterprise & Graphic Communications, Xerox UK, added, “As the public sector faces cuts, there is increased pressure to justify spend and increase efficiency of services. As a result, the SPSA looked to the print room as a route to save money whilst boosting its services amongst its various business areas. We are pleased to have been chosen to support this initiative and meet the needs of this public organisation.”
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The Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) was established in 2007 and provides:
- one of the world’s only ‘crime scene to court’ forensic services supporting both the investigation and prosecution of crime in Scotland;
- innovative ICT solutions and support for Scottish policing;
- vital police information and intelligence systems to over 50 agencies throughout the UK, and;
- national training to Scottish police officers through the award-winning Scottish Police College.
In addition, we maintain the specialist frontline officers and intelligence staff for the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA). Together, we have over 1,600 staff supported by an overall budget of over £100 million
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