The website for this contract aggregation vendor is:

I forgot to mention.  They take 6% vs up to 50% with the normal copier
sales vendors, and they push down pricing by going direct to manufacturer
for pricing.


On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Craig Donnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The archives of School-IT at will give you some history
> here.  This question has already been asked so it is helpful do the
> research about what has been discussed.
> I wrote a report for the WWSU Finance Director that argued the case based
> on my interviewing a broad number of schools = something like 10 over N.
> New England.  Do you have that report?
> The problem with one vendor that is ALSO in the business of selling
> copiers and service is that they are non-competative and you have no power
> over them.
> The third party contract aggregator gives you leverage over the vendor
> because they control MANY contracts and if you piss off the aggregator, as
> a service provider, you don't get more contracts.
> SPC was the best aggregator of contracts I could find.
> Craig
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 9:08 AM, Philip Hayes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Washington West is working towards consolidating our copier lease
>> contracts. Currently each school has it's own lease with it's chosen
>> service company. We would like to have all our schools covered by the same
>> service company, and to additionally lower copier costs by leveraging bulk
>> purchasing. What direction have other districts taken in choosing their
>> provider? Those who had a really positive experience as well as any
>> negative experiences are welcome. At this time we are looking at only
>> copier solutions, not necessarily full blown print management solutions,
>> although I would be interested in hearing some input on the justification
>> used in moving toward a full scale print management solution as well.
>> One additional consideration: does anyone have a contract with an
>> incentive to reduce overall printing?
> --
> Craig Donnan
> Network Administrator
> Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
> Essex High School
> p. (802) 857-7000 x.1030 <(802)%20857-7000>

Craig Donnan
Network Administrator
Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
Essex High School
p. (802) 857-7000 x.1030



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