Opportunities for Reducing Office Copier Costs in Multi-Agency Federal Buildings

LCD-76-109: Published: Mar 9, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1976.

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Agencies in multi-agency federal buildings generally obtain copiers independently of other building occupants. As a result copier costs are increased and copiers are not efficiently utilized.

Centralized management of office copier needs in multi-agency federal buildings could result in reduced costs by identifying copier needs for an entire building and determining the most economic and efficient method of fulfilling these needs. Several alternate ways of fulfilling copier needs were investigated. A comparison of the existing and alternate simulated copying showed that annual copier costs would be reduced by 26 percent under the alternate simulation. These savings resulted primarily from a reduction in the number of copiers and the use of sensitized paper copiers. Another method of reducing copying costs is contracting for copying services.

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