Monday, April 4, 2011

Further to the matter of RFP's for multifunction copier/printers

Last year, Community Unit School District 303, a Pre-K-12 school system located west of Chicago, IL, awarded a contract for a fleet of multifunction copier-printers to the Gordon Flesch Company, a Canon and Kyocera dealer. Although the competition was held last year, I’m posting about this competition simply for the benefit of reprographers who are interested in doing “more homework” about deals like this one.

About the school district: Community Unit School District 303 is a high-achieving, pre-K-12 system covering 57.4 square miles in the picturesque Fox River Valley, 40 miles west of Chicago. District 303 serves about 13,800 students (August, 2009) from the City of St. Charles and portions of West Chicago, South Elgin, Wayne, Campton Hills, Wasco, Elburn and unincorporated Kane County.

About the RFP competition: Multifunctional Device – RFP: The St. Charles Community Unit School District #303 requested competitive proposals for the purchase, installation, and a 3 year support contract to maintain multifunctional devices in our schools and administrative facilities.

About the “awardee”: At the Gordon Flesch Company, we take a refreshing approach to office technology. We're here to do more than simply sell you products. We're here to provide you with solutions. Solutions that help you meet your business objectives. Whether you're looking to save time or save resources, our print management consultants will analyze your current printing, copying and document management configuration, make recommendations for improvement and then help you implement a plan that has a positive impact on your business' bottom line.

Costs offered by proposers: ranged from a low of $955,934 to a high of $1,600,701. (That’s quite a range, huh!)

All of the documents – the RFP document, Q&A’s about the RFP, and an abstract of the prices offered by proposers – can be found at this internet address (link):

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