Government Procurement Service
Altodigital are proud to be an approved supplier on the RM1599 Government Procurement Service (formerly Buying Solutions) framework.
The RM1599 framework is specifically designed for multifuntional devices (MFDs), managed print services and print audit services.
Altodigital’s provision on the framework covers Lot 4 which focuses on print audit services.
Imprint is a division of Altodigital that focuses solely on delivering an extensive and accurate audit service. Through this service Altodigital conduct a personal independant survey of your exisiting fleet, which includes devices that may not be connected to the network and therefore invisible to an audit done by USB key solution. This gives a more accurate overview of your full inventory, leading to a thorough analysis that will produce greater cost savings, a reduction to your carbon footprint and increased operational efficiency.
Through our print audit service and the recommendations that follow, savings of up to 40% are regularly reported once the recommended solution has been implemented.
Benefits of using the framework
The Government Procurement Service Framework delivers a number of extremely valuable benefits to users.
- Extensive advice and guidance on using framework agreements
- Shared information on best practice
- Access to a wide range of pre-approved products and services
- All products go through an approvals process, ensuring a ‘best of breed’ approach
- Access to pre-approved highly competitive public sector printing
- Dedicated SLAs and service provisions
- Pre-approved recommended suppliers that have gone through a stringent approvals process
Who can use the Government Procurement Service framework?
The Government Procurement Service (GPS) remit extends across both central government, and the wider public sector comprising local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence, utilities and not for profit sectors. It also extends to devolved administrations and the local government, health, education and emergency services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The GPS framework agreements cannot be used by commercial businesses.
GPS is continually working with public sector consortiums, the following consortiums can now procure through the GPS framework:
- Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)
- North East Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)
- North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)
- Higher Educational Institute (HEI)
- Ministry of Defence (MOD)
- English National Purchasing Consortium (ENPC)