19th May 2016

Our benchmarking activity during May has included carrying out a small exercise on behalf of a member Institution in the West Midlands region on the Office Supplies framework (Lot 1: Office Supplies and Electronic Office Consumables). The Institution had a spend of £515.41 and benchmarking results showed an overall average saving of 13.81% compared to the Institution’s current rates by using the Framework.

For anyone who is interested in benchmarking against this framework, Lyreco have said they would be happy to meet and conduct an audit based on three months invoicing. They feel that this would establish a better reflection of the potential savings that could be made over an annual basis should you choose the CPC framework and Lyreco as your preferred choice.

Please see the results of previous benchmarking exercises that have been carried out.

If you would like to take advantage of the benchmarking service or for further information, please contact Keeley Blackburn, Senior Contracts & Procurement Officer, [email protected]. Please be assured that we do not share your details or pricing with our suppliers when benchmarking, we use the key details of the product descriptions and quantities purchased and ask our suppliers to quote on a like for like basis.