ASL awarded contract with Staffordshire academy

Automated Systems Group (ASL) was recently awarded a new contract dedicated to Painsley Catholic Academy’s printing and photocopying needs, promoting efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Experts from Education Buying, a public sector procurement organisation, collaborated closely with Painsley Catholic Academy in Staffordshire to gain a comprehensive understanding of its unique needs and expectations. This collaboration ensured that potential suppliers were thoroughly briefed on the academy’s specific requirements and the full scope of the contract.

The contract with office service supplier ASL was awarded based on the group’s impressive combination of quality and competitive pricing. The contract was agreed upon for a term of three years, with no options to extend, providing stability and predictability for the academy’s printer and photocopier services.

This is one of the key benefits of the new contract, as the assurance has allowed Painsley Catholic Academy to plan its budget with confidence, free from concerns about unexpected cost escalations.

Using Education Buying’s latest ‘Printer and Photocopier Framework’ and partnering with ASL, Painsley Catholic Academy has secured an optimised contract that provided cost savings, stability, and quality service.

Nicola Brydon, senior bid manager at Automated Systems Group, said: “The academy wanted to adopt the latest-generation technologies to reduce energy consumption, contain costs and raise the quality of output. 

“This allowed ASL as a multi-vendor supplier to propose the best option for Painsley Catholic Academy and each school within the Trust for a tailored solution. 

“ASL worked closely with the academy to transform printing operations and deliver benefits across the academy and schools. The new system is a future-proof investment with robust, reliable devices with the latest technologies that are simple to use with improved efficiencies, that have reduced costs, reduced waste and improved security. 

“This is further underpinned by ASL Dedicated Account Management and award winning after sales service for robust and reliable maintenance. ASL look forward to continuing our partnership with the academy.”

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