Over the last 75 years, Ricoh has built strong, long-lasting relationships with public sector bodies. We provide multifunction print and commercial print devices, along with cost-saving and efficient business services, across the education, healthcare, housing and government sectors.
Buy for Good
Buy for Good ensures that all products and services purchased through these frameworks are fully compliant with EU procurement law, dedicated to strong social values.
In conjunction with Staffordshire County Council, Buy for Good has appointed Ricoh UK Limited, as sole supplier, to a framework agreement for the Supply and Maintenance of multifunction printers and Provision of Associated Services. This agreement offers competitive pricing on Ricoh’s comprehensive range of equipment and print management software.
CBC - Central Buying Consortium
CBC is a non-profit federation of 18 local authorities primarily serving the South of England. Since the early 1990s, CBC’s offering has broadened from the purchase of goods for stores operations to all aspects of local authority spend, simplifying the procurement process.
In order to get the best results for local authorities, CBC uses a process based on collaboration. This enables the framework to ascertain the most effective service that works within budget and efficiency requirements. So begins an ongoing process of benchmarking, learning and internal consultancy.
(Framework no’s Y11171 & Y16018)
CCS - Crown Commercial Service
The CCS offers knowledgeable advice offering savings for customers in both central government and the wider public sector. The CCS also leads on procurement policy on behalf of the UK government. Essentially, the consortium is mandated for all central government spend, with sales routes to the wider public sector.
CCS also ensures institutional compliance within its contracts, meeting the correct standards and avoiding litigation.
The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers that provide cloud-based services including Infrastructure, Platform, Software and Specialist cloud services.
(Framework no’s RM1063 , RM1058, RM3781 G-Cloud 8)
CPC - Crescent Purchasing Consortium
CPC is owned and run on behalf of the further education, its membership also includes over 2000 Academy status schools. The MFD framework is also open for use by the wider public sector. Free membership and professional advice keeps costs down while providing essential guidance.
Value for money is a key part of the CPC framework, ensuring that budgets, which can be already stretched, are able to accommodate services and products. Consolidated billing and simple ordering procedures allow for more efficient management of costs.
LPP - London Procurement Partnership / HTE – Health Trust Europe
Both the LPP and HTE are frameworks that are specifically for the NHS. These frameworks are based upon memberships, founded and funded by NHS organisations. This purchasing power enables NHS trusts to ensure that they can order high quality, compliant services.
When supplying Ricoh product specifically, the framework is a simple and compliant route to market for multifunction printers, their parts and consumables and through which Ricoh Managed Print Services, scanning and external print services can be provided.
Northern Ireland Education Authority
The Northern Ireland Education Authority is a framework for the supply of MFDs and copiers to all educational establishments in Northern Ireland. Four suppliers are available with extensive product catalogues and pre-tendered pricing for both purchase and rental. This is the preferred route to market for this category for schools in the province.
The framework has been formed with the focus of creating balance between meeting policies and standards while efficiently providing services. The Education Authority helps to deliver solutions to schools and further education establishments, employing over 39,000 people including teachers and support staff.
National Procurement Service – Welsh Government
Hosted by the Welsh Government, the National Procurement Service (NPS) works across the public sector of Wales. The NPS is geared up to meet the challenges within Wales head on, working to ensure that public spending is used effectively.
There are over 70 Welsh public sector organisations signed up to the framework, with membership open to Wales-based organisations that meet EU regulations. The NPS covers a variety of public sector needs including construction, transport and utilities.
PfH - Procurement for Housing
PfH provides a procurement framework dedicated to the needs of the social housing sector. This framework delivers competitive terms, with the purchasing power of 850 members active across 4 million homes.
This is an essential purchasing tool for social landlords, enabling them to manage costs and prevent unforeseen price rises. PfH also has an integral EU compliancy, which eliminates the need to complete expensive and time-consuming tender processes.
Procurement Scotland is a collection of frameworks that meet the specialist needs for Scottish public sector buying. The framework’s goal is to provide the best value for money for taxpayers while improving procurement standards.
All Scottish public and third party organisations are eligible to use the frameworks. Authorities can take advantage of initiatives such as courses on improving bid techniques, with advanced notice of opportunities that become available.