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Pitney Bowes Joins NFMA Framework

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Pitney Bowes is delighted to announce that, following a competitive tender process via OJEU procurement procedures, it has been selected as one of four approved suppliers on the National Franking Machine Agreement (NFMA).

This new Framework offers Higher Education and the Scottish public sector a fully compliant route to procure mailing equipment at competitive, pre-negotiated tariffs and terms of trade.  The equipment available includes franking machines, folder inserters, letter openers, print and mail aggregation software and mail track and trace systems.

Contracts managed under the Framework are estimated to be worth up to £5m annually. The framework went live on 1st August 2012 and is for a three year period with a possible extension.

Phil Hutchison, Pitney Bowes Marketing Director, says:  “This is a landmark agreement for Pitney Bowes and comes at a time when HE institutions and the Public Sector are looking to identify ways of delivering savings.  We have a range of products and services that use innovation to drive out avoidable costs and optimise postage spend.” 

The Framework was initiated as a result of collaboration between Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), on behalf of higher education’s National Postal and Distribution Group (NPDG), and other Scottish procurement bodies.

NPDG was created in 1996 with the remit of identifying the areas of postal and mailroom supplies and services which would be suitable for national Higher Education collaboration, with the aim of achieving the best possible value for money.

As a result of the collaboration, this Framework Agreement can also be accessed by the Scottish Public Sector including organisations affiliated with the following procurement organisations: Scotland Excel, NHS National Procurement, Scottish Fire and Rescue Services, Scottish Police Forces and Scottish Procurement.

Pitney Bowes team of Account Managers will be working hard with individual organisations  to identify cost savings opportunities.

 

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