Fuji Xerox Australia has landed a $32.7 million contract with the Department of Human Services to upgrade multi-purpose office printers, supplies and accessories.
The three year deal, which ends in May 2021, involves multi-purpose office printers including scanning and photocopying functions; and is part of a previous contract that was awarded to Fuji Xerox Australia under the Major Office Machines (MOMs) panel.
Department of Human Services general manager, Hank Jongen, said during the competitive tender process, the department chose Fuji Xerox Australia as their proposal presented the best value for money option.
The whole of government MOMs procurement panel was established in December 2016 featuring Fuji Xerox Australia and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia.
At the time of its establishment, Minister for Finance, Mathias Cormann, stated that the panel had been appointed for the next four years, with an optional two-year extension, and comes under the jurisdiction of the Department of Finance.
In January, Fuji Xerox Printers' local operation was integrated with Fuji Xerox Australia with the combined business focusing on direct business, sources close to ARN indicated.
Of more than 50 Fuji Xerox Printers' (FXP) staff in Australia, just four were offered a full-time position after the integration of the business into Fuji Xerox Australia, sources indicated at the time.
The news of the integration came a day before Fujifilm Holdings announced its plans to acquire Xerox Corp in a US$6.1 billion deal, combining the US company into their existing joint venture to gain scale and cut costs amid declining demand for office printing.
But the deal has since come undone after Xerox spotted accounting issues within their Fuji Xerox joint venture and now Fujifilm has threatened to compete against Xerox in Asia Pacific and challenge it in America and Europe if it failed to renew its technology agreement in 2021.