in brief HP's pricing has lost it a place on the new "document output device" purchasing contract for the whole of Victorian government.
"A full value for money assessment was conducted for all tenderers. HP were assessed as not providing sufficient value for money and were not successful," a spokesperson for the state's Department of Treasury and Finance told ZDNet.com.au.
The contract, a newly created whole of government deal replacing past single department agreements to supply printers and multifunction devices, started on the first of this month and will run until 30 June 2012, with the option of two one-year extensions. The successful suppliers were Fuji Xerox, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Ricoh, Sharp and Toshiba.
HP has a spot on the state procurement contracts for storage and server equipment as well as for desktop and notebook equipment. The desktop and notebook contract was refreshed in May. The other members on the contract are Acer, Dell, Data 3, Lenovo and Toshiba.