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Print management in the us federal government

FSSI Print Management

Print Management in the US Federal Government

Streamline Your Printing Environment

Key Note Speaker Presentation

Meredith Parker

FSSI Print Management PMO

May 10, 2012


Print management in the us federal government

Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative History and Stakeholders

GSA and the Department of Treasury collaborated to implement strategic sourcing policy in November 2005 in response to a May 2005 memo issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

GSA develops acquisition vehicles designed to leverage the purchasing power of the government. Benefits include the re-engineering and streamlining of acquisitions, data collection and trend analysis.

24 federal agencies collaborated to pool federal knowledge and develop the Print Management Program


Print management in the us federal government

Federal Print Management Evolution

September 2011

Two acquisition vehicles are awarded that provide vendor-neutral fleet assessment services and transparency into five year lifecycle costs

May 2012

A managed print services government-wide acquisition vehicle is currently being developed. Print and Document Management software offerings are planned

Nov. 2009

Market and Government Requirements research lead GSA to a phased adaption of the Managed Print Services model. A Managed Print Services Schedule offering is eventually created

2009-2012


Print management in the us federal government

FSSI Print Management Program

  • Vendor-neutral, comprehensive imaging equipment inventory creation, creation of energy and cost baselines and future state goals

  • Organizational analyses

FLEET ASSESSMENT

NEW PURCHASES

  • Ceiling quotations were established for hardware, consumables, and warranty/maintenance for 12-60 month terms under purchase, lease, and rental financing plans

2012


Print management in the us federal government

Key Innovations of the Print Management BPAs

  • Streamlined Procurement

  • The Schedule 36 SIN 51-500, Managed Print Services, combines Network Printer and MFD offerings in recognition of functional convergence of the two device designs

  • Purchase, Lease to Own, and Leasing plans were procured for a wide range of MFDs and single function network printers in one contract line item price quote with the 60 month total cost of ownership and cost per image evaluated

  • A performance-based service level agreement and standard device configuration considering typical government requirements was created for customer convenience


Print management in the us federal government

Key Innovations of the Print Management BPAs

  • Cost Savings

  • Vendor-neutral Fleet Assessment services are available to begin internal fleet cost management and critical evaluation of cost effective new purchase strategies

  • New procurements require an agency to research their existing monthly print output volume and purchase appropriately. Five volume bands were established for monthly impressions between 1 and 100,000+ and lower cost devices were quoted in the lower volume bands

  • Real pricing data was pooled among federal agencies to establish total cost of ownership cost per impression pricing objectives


Print management in the us federal government

Key Innovations of the Print Management BPAs

  • Sustainability

  • The Driving Environmentally Sustainable Solutions contract line item was established to encourage industry to showcase their most sustainable innovations.

  • Devices qualified on the basis of one of three criteria: being the most energy efficient in the fleet by volume band, built with re-manufactured or recycled parts, or designed for use with a sustainable consumables package

  • ISO 9000 Certified Re-manufactured Toner is available from an FA II re-seller

  • The SLAs required individual devices to be operational 95% of the time using 100% recycled, 50% post-consumer fiber content and the standard configuration requires the devices to be set to automatically duplex


Print management in the us federal government

Key Innovations of the Print Management BPAs

  • Small Business

  • Three small businesses have FA II awards; ABM Federal, Cannon IV, and CTI

  • Two small businesses have FA I awards; ASE Direct and Printree


Print management in the us federal government

State of Government Print

Common characteristics of today’s imaging environments present the need for Fleet Assessment services

Common Characteristics of Printing Environments Throughout The Federal Government

De-Centralized Purchasing

Procurement for P/C/MFD is not controlled by a central entity

Unmanaged Environments

Significant numbers of imaging fleets are not covered by maintenance/consumables agreements

Unknown Costs

De-centralized purchasing and unmanaged environments leads to an environment where Total Cost of Ownership is unknown

Over-Buying

Typical procurements result in a like-for-like replacement approach without fully understanding actual printing needs

An effective Fleet Assessment will combat each of the barriers to effective fleet management


Print management in the us federal government

What is a Fleet Assessment?

  • Before an organization can enter into effective MPS deployment designed to reduce costs, the following must be identified:

    • What costs are occurring

    • Why costs occurring and what are the cost drivers

    • Where are print costs occurring

    • How costs can be reduced while maximizing performance of the overall fleet

  • The purpose of a full-scale fleet assessment is to assist an organization in gaining insight into what, where and why print costs are occurring within a given environment, and to assist in developing a plan to reduce those costs.

  • Fleet assessments can be performed using in-house resources, or external industry experts

    • A variety of Fleet Assessment tools are available in the market place today to assist in the process


Print management in the us federal government

What is a Fleet Assessment?

Fleet Assessment Phases as Defined by FSSI

Fleet Assessment Core Competencies

  • Detailed discovery of fleet inventory and output volumes

  • Assessment of business needs based on day-to-day operations

  • Historical analysis of fleet costs (hardware, software, network capabilities, imaging output, imaging costs)

  • Establishment of cost baselines

  • Recommendations for asset rationalization, re-deployment and overall optimization and right-sizing

  • Vendor neutral device recommendations based on work flow and business needs

  • On-going data collection and analysis

Phase I: Device Discovery

Phase II: Cost Baseline

Phase III: Optimization and Right-Sizing

Fleet Assessment projects can be tailored to include various elements of the overall process, based on the specific needs of the organization


Print management in the us federal government

Phase I: Device Discovery

  • Basic Data Elements Included in the Discovery Process:

  • Device make, model, and ID number

  • Location

  • Device classification (e.g. printer, MFD)

  • Meter read (Mono and Color)

  • Error alerts

  • Supply levels

  • Key Considerations for Device Discovery Include:

  • IT/CIO security requirements approval process for DCA use

  • Public versus private MIB data

  • Independent versus brand-specific tools

  • Geographical coverage

  • Project timelines

The device discovery process involves identification of devices providing service within the fleet, as well as the volumes being produced by those devices


Print management in the us federal government

Phase II: Cost Baseline

Once the discovery process is complete, the data is analyzed to identify a cost baseline for the existing fleet

Cost Baseline Data Elements

  • FSSI recommendations for cost baselines include at a minimum:

  • Equipment costs

  • Consumable supply cost

  • Maintenance and repair costs

  • Energy consumption

Cost Baseline Metrics

  • Cost baselines can be expressed in different metrics:

  • Total Cost of Ownership: A combination of all costs associated with a fleet over an identified period of time

    • TCO per fleet

    • TCO per device

    • TCO per employee

  • Cost Per Impression (CPI): The total cost of ownership associated with a print output device fleet divided by the number of impressions produced by the fleet

Cost Baseline Data Sources

  • Sources used to identify costs include:

  • Historical procurement/contract data

  • Invoices/Receipts

  • 3rd party industry tools

  • Assumptive analysis

The cost baseline can serve as the benchmark against which MPS progress can be measured


Print management in the us federal government

Phase III: Optimization and Right-Sizing

Once the device discovery and cost baseline phases are complete, recommendations for Optimization and Right-Sizing the fleet can be made

  • The primary goal of the optimization and right-sizing plan is to maximize the value of the existing fleet and to provide guidance for future additions to the fleet. Optimization and right-sizing plans may include:

    • Re-location/re-deployment of existing devices

    • Removal of devices

    • Disposal recommendations

    • Additions of new devices based on technical requirements; not brand names

    • Technological additions to the existing fleet to maximize efficiencies

  • Potential savings to be achieved through the optimization/right-sizing recommendations should be clearly outlined


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