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.CraigOn 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?
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