Rochester Public Schools is comprised of 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and one alternative learning center. Rochester Public Schools strives to inspire, challenge and empower all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations and to become involved members of a global community.
Since 2010, Rochester Public Schools has maintained a managed print environment throughout the district. It had a surplus of devices and was seeking a knowledgeable recommendation for its fleet. When the district decided to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2015, it had 400 devices in its printing fleet. The goal was to make a 5-10 percent reduction. The selected vendor needed to be able to grow with the district, as it was building a new school, and provide exceptional service and support.
“We wanted a vendor who could analyze the data and make a recommendation as to where the devices could be consolidated and eliminated,” said John Carlson, Executive Director of Finance.
During the district’s extensive RFP process, it considered three major vendors in Minnesota. Rochester Public Schools had a grading rubric of pricing weighted at 50 percent, and the overall plan of implementation, service and support at 50 percent.
“We weighted the estimated annual spend, recommendation and post implementation services, and put all three vendors in line. We perceived that Marco would deliver the best service to us and provide the best overall value.”