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Since the beginning of the school year 2006/2007, there have been new copying machines in Freiburg schools. These were not purchased, but rented for a period of 4 years within an 'allin contract' or 'pool contract.' This contract contains the leasing of new equipment that the contracting firm not only supplies, but also maintains during the whole period. The firm also provides the toner, whose containers are reusable and refilled each time.

This contract has given the Freiburg schools access to modern and reliable devices without having to deal with maintenance costs. Due to the high number of leased devices (so far 137)the acquisition costs remained at a reasonable level. Meanwhile the innovative approach has expanded to other departments within Freiburg's administration, which profit from the convenient prices of the large-scale orders of the schools and enjoy energy-efficient copy machines.

The schools and offices buy the paper themselves (either recycled or using virgin fibres from sustainably managed forests) and make monthly payments to the contracting company depending on the number of copies made (the devices are equipped with counters). The tender contained strong environmental criteria, not only covering electricity consumption, but also the issues of dust formation and ozone burden, as well as staff health aspects.

Achievement:

This contract has given the Freiburg schools access to modern and reliable devices without having to deal with maintenance costs. Due to the high number of leased devices (so far 137) the acquisition costs remained at a reasonable level. Meanwhile the innovative approach has expanded to other departments within Freiburg's administration, which profit from the convenient prices of the large-scale orders of the schools and enjoy energy-efficient copy machines.

Source: Procuraplus


Leasing of copy machines for the schools in the City of Freiburg
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Article Date: 20 December 2007