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Dear Royal Central School of Speech and Drama,

We would be grateful if you could help in answering our request for information for the following questions; answering for A-F on questions 1-8.
a) Photocopiers/MFDs (Multi-Functional Devise)
b) Printers
c) Print room / reprographic
d) Desktops
e) Laptops
f) Displays
Q1. Please name all the IT resellers that you have contacts with and buy from.
Q2. What is the length of the contracts, more specifically their end date, with the named IT resellers in question 1.
Q3. What year and month is the next hardware refresh due?
Q4. Please name the number of devices deployed by the University?
Q5. In reply to question 4, which department/facility are those located?
Q6. Please name the brand and model of the devices mentioned and the spend for each product.
Q7. Details on how these were procured. i.e. By Framework
i. Procurement method
ii. If Framework, please state which one.
Q8. Do you normally purchase equipment as services or as a capital?
Q9. What is your annual print/copy volume and spend?
Q10. Who is the person(s) within your organization responsible for the MFD's, print hardware, and supplies contract(s)? Please provide their title and their contact details.
Q11. Who is responsible for purchasing end user devices such as laptops, desktops, displays and accessories? Please provide their title, and their contact details.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Varns

FOI, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

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Dear Matthew Varns,

 

Please see below the School’s response to your FOI request:

 

We would be grateful if you could help in answering our request for
information for the following questions; answering for A-F on questions
1-8.

a) Photocopiers/MFDs (Multi-Functional Devise)

b) Printers

c) Print room / reprographic

d) Desktops

e) Laptops

f) Displays

Q1. Please name all the IT resellers that you have contacts with and buy
from.

            a) Apogee Corporation

            b) Apogee Corporation

            c) N/A

            d) Dell direct purchase - no contract

            e) Dell direct purchase - no contract

            f) N/A

Q2. What is the length of the contracts, more specifically their end date,
with the named IT resellers in question 1.

            a) Oct 2025

            b) Oct 2025

            c) N/A

            d) Dell direct purchase - no contract

            e) Dell direct purchase - no contract

            f) N/A

Q3. What year and month is the next hardware refresh due?

            a) Oct 2025

            b) Oct 2025

            c) N/A

            d) No fixed date

            e) No fixed date

            f) N/A

Q4. Please name the number of devices deployed by the University?

            a) and b) 42

            c) N/A

            d) and e) circa 500

            f) N/A

Q5. In reply to question 4, which department/facility are those located?

            a) Academic, Professional Services, Communal areas and Offices

            b) Academic, Professional Services, Communal areas and Offices

            c) N/A

            d) Academic, Professional Services, Communal Student areas
(e.g. library), Offices, Teaching Spaces

            e) Staff, with provision for student loans

            f) N/A

Q6. Please name the brand and model of the devices mentioned and the spend
for each product.

            a) and b) 42 HPE5680DN, HPE60155DN, HPE77650DU+, HPE87650DU,
HPE87660DU, Lease and service over 5 years, £244,902.96

            c) N/A

            d) DELL OptiPlex 3070 Micro CTO Unit Price £312.87

            e) DELL Latitude 7320 BTS Unit Price £723.27, DELL
N3001VN3500EMEA01_2201 Unit Price £473.86

            f) N/A

Q7. Details on how these were procured. i.e. By Framework i. Procurement
method ii. If Framework, please state which one.

            a) and b) Crescent Purchasing Consortium

            c) N/A

            d) Direct ad-hoc

            e) Direct ad-hoc

            f) N/A

Q8. Do you normally purchase equipment as services or as a capital?

            Depends on the situation. Printing is and operational spend,
however, devices over a spend is usually capitalised.

Q9. What is your annual print/copy volume and spend?

            These are based on old contract costs for previous Kyocera
devices (we do not have a full annual dataset from our new contract)

Q10. Who is the person(s) within your organization responsible for the
MFD's, print hardware, and supplies contract(s)? Please provide their
title and their contact details.

            Charles Bermudez, Head of IT, [1][email address]

Q11. Who is responsible for purchasing end user devices such as laptops,
desktops, displays and accessories? Please provide their title, and their
contact details.

            Charles Bermudez, Head of IT, [2][email address]

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Abigail Fitch-Hickson

 

 

Kind Regards,
Abigail Fitch-Hickson
Assistant Academic Registrar

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