E-Bisprint beats Ergo to Centrelink

E-Bisprint has beaten out Ergo Asia to win a five-year Centrelink print management contract worth $4.5m to the company, which now plans to double turnover in three years.

The Central Coast-based managed services provider will use its Zool online procurement system to parcel out the up to $10m a year of print work over the contract.

Chief executive Paul Freeman says the 63-staff company doubled turnover this year to $17m and this and other recent new business has it on track to hit $30m in the 2018 financial year.

“The future for E-Bisprint is exciting as its new products and services are gaining momentum across its existing client base of government and private industry,” he says.

“Much of this momentum is the result of us achieving 18th position in the BRW Most Innovative Companies List in 2014.”

[Related: More printers winning government contracts]

Winning the major contract, which includes print management, design, and creative services, will give E-Bisprint a beachhead to promote the Zool platform to other departments and high profile clients.

Freeman says much of the growth will come from its technology products, which include corporate apparel and workwear and event management systems, and a sales management tool launching in January.

“Our ability to build customised e-commerce solutions sets us apart from any of our more traditional print based competitors,” he says.

A Department of Human Services spokeswoman says E-bisprint was assessed as representing the best value for money following a competitive process through the department’s communication products management panel.

The almost $1m yearly value of the contract to E-Bisprint on top of the payments passed through to printers is significantly higher than the estimated $250,000 a year under previous contracts under Stream and Ergo.

Work can only be given to the 82 firms on the department’s multi-use list. This list was up for tender until last month to new printers looking to join it, with the new list yet to be formulated.

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