Public sector procurement agency has signed a framework deal with HP for cut price printers.

The new arrangement, valid until the end of October, will see HP printers become available at a discount of up to half their normal retail price.

Government offices will be able to buy the printers through resellers Centerprise International, Computacenter, DSGi Business, European Electronique, Fujitsu Services, Insight Direct, Misco, Probrand, SCC and XMA. This would offer “significant” cash savings, the government said.

The products include HP Laserjet and Officejet printers, and meet European Commission Energy Star and Defra Quick Win environmental standards.

David Parker, IT category manager at said it was an “exceptional deal” for the public sector.

The news follows on from the signing of a procurement agreement between six NHS buying groups, Dell and HP, for laptop and desktop PCs, which aims to offer £6.5 million savings in its first year.

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