Framework Launch: National Education Printer Agreement 2

NEUPC are pleased to announce that the National Education Printer Agreement2 (Nepa2) is now available for members to access. Awarded on 1st March 2021, the agreement provides a compliant framework for the complete provision of print equipment and associated finishing options. The agreement is set to run for two years, with two further 12-month extensions available.
Sector Focused Specification
The Framework is primarily aimed at the Higher Education Sector Market and the typical University environment, covering full end to end print requirements. Included in the remit of the agreement is office document print hardware, multi-functional devices, print production hardware, print management solutions and services (including Industry Print software solution if required) and additional peripheral hardware to enable fulfilment of managed print services i.e., user authentication hardware and money loaders. Large format printers are also within scope of this agreement.
Separated into four lots, the agreement provides access to a wide range of reputable industry leading OEM suppliers and established resellers.
Lot Awarded Suppliers
Lot 1 – Non-Managed Print Equipment Only Epson, HP, Kyocera, Brother
Lot 2 - Managed Print Equipment and Services Only (Including MFDs) Toshiba, Sharp, Kyocera, HP, Ricoh, Konica, Canon, Epson
Lot 3 – Production Print Only Toshiba, Sharp, Canon, Epson, Konica, Ricoh, Kyocera
Lot 4 – One Stop Shop for Managed and Production Print Equipment and Services  Toshiba, Sharp, Canon, Epson, Ricoh, Konica, Kyocera

*Suppliers are listed in ranked order, resellers will be confirmed in the buyers guide available on HECPlease check supplier details on HEC as not all have returned signed T&Cs yet.

Framework Benefits
By using the agreement members will benefit from:
  • A suitable choice of reputable and vetted Industry leading suppliers including new entrants to the agreement
  • Inclusion of structured KPIs to manage supplier performance
  • A new lot 4 which includes a broader range of services now including managed and production print to offer an end-to- end print solution
  • Excellent value that considers both quality and price
  • Clear pricing schedules and click rates
  • An easy and compliant route to market
  • Regular framework management of both operations and commerciality, undertaken on your behalf by NEUPC
  • Related services such as Help desk, hardware support, pull printing software and support, on-site staff, secure scanning services, bulk print overflow services, digital post room, cloud based mobile printing, smart lockers, Electronic Document & Records Management System, online print payment and print apps, scanning to invoice to accounts payable, digitisation. Bidders were required to outline their current portfolio of related services in their response.
Full agreement details including how to use the agreement are available on the HE Contracts Database. Any questions on the framework can be directed to Paul Eagleton, NEUPC IT & Telecoms Category Manager.
The agreement is open to all members of the following consortia: NEUPC, SUPC, NWUPC, LUPC, APUC and HEPCW