Office equipment specialist Capital Document Solutions wins praise from Scottish Government minister as a textbook example of a business seizing the opportunities presented by reshaped procurement policy.
Capital, which has offices throughout Scotland, has won over 30% of the public sector contracts awarded under an office equipment procurement framework introduced in 2009.
Infrastructure and Capital Investment Secretary Alex Neil MSP visited the Edinburgh HQ of the business to hear first-hand how Capital has worked to win the largest share of contracts tendered within the framework. Alex Neil said:
The Scottish Government is working hard to ensure our procurement spend delivers maximum benefits for the Scottish economy. Capital Document Solutions are a fine example of how independent Scottish companies can take full advantage of public sector contracts to help their business. Our reforms are designed to make it easier and simpler to bid for work, and as a result, there are increasing numbers of companies like Capital Document Solutions who are winning work through high quality bids.
Capital was one of seven businesses and the only independent Scottish-based company to be appointed as an approved supplier to public and voluntary sector organisations under the Scottish Procurement Framework for Office Equipment.
Capital managing director Tom Flockhart says:
In my view the new procurement system presents an outstanding opportunity for ambitious and well run Scottish companies to compete for contracts in this country.
In May 2011, a Scottish Procurement survey of customer satisfaction placed Capital ahead of the other six approved suppliers in terms of quality of contract management and service delivery. Capital provides a range of office equipment and document solutions including copiers, printers, scanners and software with national maintenance and training support.