The website for this contract aggregation vendor is: http://www.spccopypro.com/ 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. Craig On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Craig Donnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > The archives of School-IT at list.uvm.edu 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 -- CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.