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PUROSolutions are awarded a Framework Agreement for CCS RM3781 Audit & Consultancy Services

PUROSolutions Limited  are proud to announce that they have been awarded a place on the Framework Agreement RM3781 for Lot 7 Audit and Consultancy Services by the Crown Commercial Service, in collaboration with YPO and ESPO.

 

PUROSolutions Limited achieve Cyber Essentials Certification

PUROSolutions Limited achieve Cyber Essentials Certification as part of the minimum requirements for bidding for some government contracts.

Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber-attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. 

 

·        Cyber Essentials – is an independently verified self-assessment. 

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Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided. 

The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.

Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.

Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-0914-cyber-essentials-scheme-certification).

 

For further information please see www.cyberstreetwise.com\cyberessentials

 

PUROSolutions used the services of IntaForensics.com

Print Audits of over 360 locations undertaken during 2013.

PUROSolutions Limited have undertaken Independent Print Audits across more than 360 buildings during 2013.

Clients included 1 x University, 3 x Schools, 1 x County Council, 1 x Health Care Trust (entire Hospital and 6 remote locations), 1 x District Council, 1 x Housing Association and 1 x Company in the Oil Refining Industry.

Call 0845 6891007

CBC Framework over 250 sites audited during 2013

PUROSolutions Limited are one of only 6 Companies Nationwide providing Independent Print Audits across the CBC Framework Agreement Y11171.

Audits of over 240 sites were delivered during 2013.

Call 0845 6891007

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CBC Framework Agreement Y11171

Adobe LeanPrint

Adobe® is currently the Global Market Leader in Digital Documents and virtually every business uses an Adobe product.  Adobe is now committed to a new Digital Standard for printing to reduce the unnecessary use of paper and toner which occurs in every organisation.  The potential financial and environmental savings are significant with a minimum reduction of 40% in print costs with the potential to downsize the capital requirements for printers and MFDs significantly.

Adobe Lean Print can now be purchased through the UK Government Procurement G-Cloud iii Framework (RM 1577) .

For more information, click here or contact me by email or phone.

 

Stephen R Taylforth MBA
m: 07940 585376
t:   0845 689 1007

e:  stephen@PUROSolutions.co.uk

Independent Print Audit Specialists complete 7 years in business

When Stephen Taylforth left Sharp Electronics 7 years ago to set up Management Consultancy firm PUROSolutions he had no idea that he would find himself at the centre of the Independent Print Audit Industry.

PUROSolutions Limited are one of only a small number of Independent Print Audit companies, competing with global giants such as Xerox, Canon and Ricoh to deliver Print Audits to clients looking to optimise or replace their existing printer fleets.

PUROSolutions undertake a comprehensive manual audit of all print, copy, fax and scanning devices and perform a forensic analysis of all relevent purchase data to establish the baseline costs before a selection of effective Solution Designs are presented.  Graphical floor plans show the current and future state layouts.

PUROSolutions compete because they are independent and they don’t sell hardware or software which make them truly independent and provides transparency when dealing in the Public Sector.

In the last 12 months PUROSolutions have been awarded a place on the Government Procurement Framework RM1599 providing Print Audits to Public Sector Clients and more recently won one of only 6 places on the CBC Framework Agreement.

In the last 12 months we have audited two large colleges including Belfast’s largest, two Universities, one of the countries largest Housing Associations, a food processing company with a dozen factories, two high security mental hospitals, a small District Council, a Petro-Chemical company and three schools.

PUROSolutions have also produced tender documents enabling a reseller to win a lucrative contract with  city center solicitors and another win a large education contract to supply MFP’s and printers along with a service contract for 20M pages.

Eaton Smith – Business of the Month Award


PUROSolutions Limited are proud to have been awarded the Eaton Smith – Business of the Month for Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale for December 2012.

This was a great finish to a busy year.

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If you would like information with regards to an Independent Print Audit simply give me a call on 07940 585376 or drop me an email at stephen@purosolutions.co.uk

Stephen Taylforth

Today’s Mail On-Line, highlighting the cost of printing, again…

Check out THIS article in the Mail today

The article re-emphasises the points first made over 10 years ago.
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‘Reading, writing and rip-offs’

Many people watching the Panorama programme, ‘Reading, writing and rip-offs’ on BBC on Monday 24th September would have been shocked by what they saw. Others who work within the Copier, Printer and IT industry were probably not surprised, and some of us were disappointed that more copier and printer suppliers were not named and shamed within the programme.

For those of you that didn’t see it the programme, it highlighted examples of schools signing up to agreements for IT and photocopier equipment believing that they were getting a very cheap, or even a free, deal only to find out that they had been conned. In one case a copier with a cost of around £10,000 actually ended up costing nearly £175,000.

Having worked in the copier and printer industry for 30 years, I remember the MMC investigations of the late 80’s early 90’s. Unfortunately, many things have not changed and many organisations are being duped into signing contracts that cost their organisations dearly, as well as costing the public purse.

As an Independent Print Audit Specialist and Managed Print Services Consultant I am all too familiar with the dodgy deals currently being done by some of these suppliers.

I was hoping that that these sharp practises and dodgy deals were to be exposed on the Panorama programme but the programme focused on dodgy laptop deals and only gave a brief mention to the Photocopier deal mentioned above.

I guess this could be a programme for the future!!!

The BBC programme implied that the current Government and cost cutting culture has created the environment to allow this to happen, however, these deals have been going on for years.

Some Head Teachers are now paying the price with their jobs with some schools owing as much as £1.9M on these dodgy deals. There are no doubt many schools that have been duped and are simply living with the costs until the deals can be settled.

PUROSolutions Limited are proud to have been awarded a place on the Framework Agreement RM1599 for Lot 4 Print Audit Services by the Government Procurement Service, in collaboration with YPO and ESPO.

The GPS Framework agreement provides Public Sector bodies peace of mind knowing that the Framework has approved consultancy companies for Print Audits and Managed Print Services Consultancy along with Approved Equipment Suppliers.

If you wish to speak in confidence then please don’t hesitate to contact me directly on 07940585376.

PUROSolutions awarded a place on the Framework Agreement RM1599……

PUROSolutions Limited are proud to announce that they have been awarded a place on the Framework Agreement RM1599, for Lot 4 Print Audit Services, by the Government Procurement Service, in collaboration with YPO and ESPO.

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