The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is on the hunt for a managed print solution provider to bring together and support its fleet of printing machines.
According to its request for tender document, the provider will need to install and support a secure and roaming print, copy and scanning solution, including mono-printer and multifunction products and services. Applicants also need to have warranty, technical support, licensing and training capabilities. The AFP is looking for up to 120 A4 network laser printers, along with 50-60 A3 colour multifunction devices. All units must offer security features, fax and networking connectivity, a minimum of 300MHz CPU clock speed and 245MB RAM, two DIMM slots, and at least 600 x 600 dpi resolution.
The networked printing solution will be based in the AFP’s new headquarters and must support the organisation’s existing proximity card system, based on Mifare technology. Longer term, the managed print provider may also be asked to supply consumables (excluding paper) over the two-year contract term.
The AFP states its networked print solution will be used by 2200 staff initially, but need to scale up to 2500 employees.
The tender closes on February 5, and the chosen supplier announced by end of February. The contract will be rolled out between March and May. More details are available on the AusTender website.