Ricoh Americas awarded the national U.S. Communities contract for multifunction products and document services

Approximately 90,000 state and local agencies can enjoy benefits of cooperative buying power through contract with lead public agency Fairfax County, VA.

Jun 04, 2013, 09:30 ET from Ricoh Americas Corporation

MALVERN, Pa., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced it has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply multifunction products (MFPs) and related services to participants in the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. Fairfax County, VA., served as the lead agency and awarded Ricoh the contract after carefully evaluating proposals from other manufacturers. 

The exclusive contract gives more than 90,000 public sector entities such as state agencies, local governments, special districts, school districts, and public and nonprofit higher education institutions access to Ricoh's devices and services. 

This new agreement combines Ricoh's award-winning lineup of printing technology with the strength of Ricoh's industry-leading services. Public sector clients now have access to a publicly-solicited cooperative agreement that can provide them with new strategies to manage print fleets, improve information flows, create more sustainable printing environments and help reduce operational costs.

The Ricoh services include:

  • Ricoh Managed Document Services;           
  • On-site managed services;
  • Proactive IT and network services;
  • Professional and consulting services; and
  • Digital conversion of paper back files.

"Ricoh was selected in a competitive solicitation process based on their proposal, offering a compelling services-led approach to assist public entities in transforming business processes and finding areas of cost savings," said Cathy Muse, CPPO; Director/Purchasing Agent, Department of Purchasing & Supply Management, Fairfax County, VA. "We are excited that Fairfax County is able to provide the contract vehicle for this powerful offering on a nation-wide basis."

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About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities™ Government Purchasing Alliance is a nonprofit government purchasing cooperative that assists local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits in reducing the cost of purchased goods through pooling the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. This is accomplished through competitively solicited contracts for quality products through lead public agencies. For more information, visit

About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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