The meeting with representatives of NSW Procurement was attended by Philip Andersen, CEO of Printing Industries; Hagop Tchamkertenian, national manager for policy and government affairs, and Ben Heraghty, GEON’s group strategy manager and representative of the NSW Print Procurement Sub-committee.
Printing Industries outlines it has presented NSW Procurement with an outline of the print procurement principles that the sub-committee had been working on over the past several months. Hagop Tchamkertenian says the print procurement principles will be released shortly by Printing Industries.
He says, “The print procurement principles that we have developed are the by-product of the experiences of the various government print procurement models currently in operation around Australia.
“We have analysed what is currently in the Australian marketplace, identifying the pros and cons of existing print procurement arrangements, and selected a framework that gives both parties – government and industry a functional platform.”
Tchamkertenian continues, “There are a number of core print procurement principles that we are advocating such as opportunities for direct relationships between government print buyers and suppliers; value for money being broadly applied rather than a focus on the cheapest quote; reasonable payments terms; maximising print procurement opportunities for small to medium sized companies and regional printing businesses and government print buyers having a sound knowledge of printing.”
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