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SA Government names new printer panellists

by Paris Cowan •
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South Australia’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has named five suppliers as members of its recently refreshed whole-of-government Document Output Devices (DOD) panel. 

According to the RFT, the arrangement will cover the provision of Network Printers and/or Network Multifunction Devices from manufacturers only.

Konica Minolta has won a place on the panel after not being present on the previous arrangement. Hewlett-Packard, which was on the previous panel, has not been nominated to join the new DOD panel.

The five panellists, effective 1 July 2012, are:

  • Canon
  • Fuji Xerox
  • Konica Minolta
  • Kyocera Mita
  • Ricoh

The previous incarnation of the arrangement, the Printer and Photocopier Equipment Panel, expired on 30 June 2012. It was estimated to be worth $55.5 million over its five year term, or $11 million per annum. No similar estimates are yet available for the DOD panel.   

The establishment of the new panel follows an approach to market released in March 2011.

The panel is one of seven whole-of-government printer and MFD panels that Intermedium has identified across nine Australian jurisdictions.

Over the next 12 months, vendors should expect an approach to market from the Victorian Government, whose whole-of-government Document Output Devices panel reached its initial expiry date at 30 June this year. The panel was established in July 2009 with a three year term plus two one-year extensions, allowing it to extend to 2014. 

A refresh process could take anywhere up to 18 months for the panel, which the Victorian Government estimates to have been worth $30 million over its three year initial term, or $10 million per annum, a figure similar to the SA panel.

The initial term of Western Australia’s Business Machines and Business Machine Consumables panel will expire in November 2012, with two one-year extension options once again at hand. No estimated value is provided for this panel.

The NSW Government is due to name new suppliers to its mandatory Imaging Devices panel, (State Contract 2390) in the coming months. The final extension for the State Contract expired on 30 June 2012.

In an approach to market commenced in October last year, it was estimated that NSW agencies spent $73 million each year on the products and services covered by the arrangement, the highest estimate seen across all Australian Jurisdictions, including Federal.

At the Federal level, the Major Office Machines (MOM) panels for equipment and services, and managed print services respectively, are anticipated to cover more than $50 million worth of procurement per annum. The MOM panels will not reach their initial expiry until mid-2014.

The South Australian Document Output Devices panel will join 33 other whole-of-government purchasing agreements currently operational in South Australia, under the management of the OCIO, including nine panels and 25 sole supplier contracts which mostly cover software licences.

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NSW to refresh $73 million whole-of-government print panel

Nine Victorian whole-of-government ICT contracts expiring in 2012

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