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Konica Minolta listed in new £5m framework

Konica Minolta has been listed on a new five-year framework from Liverpool City Council (LCC) for the provision of MFDs to Merseyside schools and local authorities. LCC’s central procurement office has launched the framework to drive forward innovation and deliver value for money, by providing the means to purchase products and services smartly and at best price.

Jonathan Smith, Head of Public Sector Sales said: “Konica Minolta has been the sole supplier to LCC for the past two and a half years. We wanted to further engage in the community to help local schools and authorities benefit from a fixed contract and pricing agreement, in the same way that the council does. The partnership will also offer us the opportunity to attract potential new customers, who can be confident the delivery will be backed by the council’s pre-agreed SLAs.”

During the tendering process, all potential suppliers were scored on quality and price. Konica Minolta received the highest scores across the combined thresholds to be the number one bidder.

With a combined value of £5m in Liverpool alone, the scheme is also being made available for other areas in the North West including Sefton, Wirral, and Halton. Customers will benefit from pre-approved best pricing, a dedicated sales account manager, locally based support and fixed costs.