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.