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PWGSC NMSO EZ107-120003 (Imaging Hardware) Valid from November 1, 2013 to March 31, 2018

HARDWARE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

A1. INTRODUCTION

This Annex describes the mandatory general and technical specifications required for all Hardware Offered in each Category and Sub-Category of the Standing Offer.

For a list of the Hardware available for Call-up against the NMSO and a summary of what is included with each purchased or leased Hardware product please see Annex D, NMSO Listed Hardware

A2. MANDATORY GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR ALL HARDWARE

All Hardware, under all Categories and Sub-Categories must meet or exceed the following Mandatory General Requirements:

  1. All Hardware must meet or exceed the minimum specifications for the Category and Sub-Category.

  2. All Hardware must use digital electrophotographic printing technology, stationary printhead technology, solid ink printing technology or equivalent, to produce output from normal and complex office automation applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and a combination of text and graphics on the same page.

  3. All Hardware must support bilingual (English & French) capabilities for the full character set including upper-case and lower-case accents, scientific graphics, and special bit-generated characters. All Hardware must support the bilingual (English & French) capabilities of all IBM and IBM compatible microcomputer software. It is desirable that all Hardware products also support Apple/Macintosh computers.

  4. All Hardware must be fully operational in a normal office environment at normal room temperature, and be capable of meeting the yield volume and level of service requirements listed in these Hardware Technical Specifications

  5. All Hardware must operate with 8 1/2" x 11" plain paper normally used in office correspondence, such as 20 pound, # 7 bond, 75grams/m², plain offset stock, or pre-printed letterhead sheets.

  6. All Hardware must be capable of double-sided printing and copying from all required paper input sources and in all required paper sizes. All Hardware must be set either at the factory or when delivered to the Identified User, to default to print doubled-sided and to make two sided copies from single sided originals (Default Duplex).

  7. If the Identified User does not wish, for operational reasons, to have the device default to duplex either for print or for photocopying, the Contractor (or their Agent or subcontractor) must be able to demonstrate that the Identified User was offered but have refused this functionality.

  8. All Hardware must be able to be controlled via desktop software to manage jobs, queue and device functionality.

  9. All Hardware with PCL drivers must be fully compatible with PCL6 or above. If PostScript is one of the emulations offered, all Postscript emulations must be fully compatible with Adobe Postscript Level 3 or above and the Hardware must switch from PCL to Postscript or vice versa without manual intervention. The method and implementation of this switching must be compatible with typical network operation.

  10. All Hardware must be equipped with an alarm or indicator through hardware or software to alert the user when the Hardware is out of paper or there is a document mis-feed.

  11. All Hardware must be capable of meeting the yield volume and level of service requirements listed herein, in a non-dedicated operator situation, in a minimal attended mode.

  12. A user manual must be supplied with all Hardware: printed hard copy, CD-ROM, or downloadable from the Internet. The user manual must define all functions and include complete instructions for the operation of the and include documentation regarding power and environmental or site preparation requirements; documentation for diagnostics and power on self test; software and hardware installation and configuration instructions; and packaging instructions for shipping or transporting.

  13. All Hardware offered under this Standing Offer be certified or approved for use in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, by a certification organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and bears the certification logo that is applicable to the accredited agency.

  14. All Hardware must be certified by the manufacturer as complying with the Class A or B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Interference Causing Equipment Standard (ICES-003) of Industry Canada, or US FCC Class A or B equivalent emission limits for digital apparatus as set in the Radio Interference Regulations

  15. All Hardware must be Energy Star qualified at the time of acceptance. The Contractor must ship all Hardware with the Energy Star low-power feature activated or enabled

  16. All Hardware must be manufactured in facilities that are both ISO 9001and ISO 14001 certified.

  17. All Hardware must have an Environmental Ecolabelling Certification at the time of acceptance.

    In accordance with Annex C, Summary of Environmental Programs, Canada reserves the right to accept future individual or comprehensive environmental certifications in the place of one or more of the mandatory certifications, provided such certifications incorporate the equivalent or higher environmental criteria, standards and assessments. (e.g. the currently under development IEEE P1680.2 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment.)

  18. DELETED in Amendment 003

  19. All Hardware must be provided with the appropriate power filtering, or surge suppression device, if required, to protect the Hardware from fluctuations and surges in power. Canada will not be held responsible reduced performance by, or damage to Leased Hardware, caused by fluctuations or surges in power that are beyond its control.

  20. All Hardware must be capable of meeting, at a minimum, the "Estimated Monthly Print/Copy Volumes" per Sub-Category as defined in section J6 of Annex J.

  21. Offerors are limited to a maximum of one (1) Hardware product per Sub-Category. Also, the same Hardware product, if identically equipped, will not be included in more than one Sub-Category. Furthermore, no more than one (1) Hardware product from any given Manufacturer will be included in one Sub-Category.

A3. MANDATORY HARDWARE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS BY CATEGORY AND SUB-CATEGORY

The Hardware under this Standing Offer is organized into Categories and Sub-Categories.

Category 1 Monochrome Single Function Printers
Sub-Category 1.1 Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm)
Sub-Category 1.2 Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (40 - 49 ppm)
Sub-Category 1.3 Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (50 - 59 ppm)
Sub-Category 1.4 Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (60+ ppm)
Sub-Category 1.5 Monochrome Network Page Printers, Tabloid (30+ ppm)
Category 2 Colour Single Function Printers
Sub-Category 2.1 Network Colour Page Printers, Letter/Legal (20 - 29 ppm colour)
Sub-Category 2.2 Network Colour Page Printers, Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm colour)
Sub-Category 2.3 Network Colour Page Printers, Letter/Legal (40+ ppm colour)
Sub-Category 2.4 Network Colour Page Printers, Tabloid (30+ ppm colour)
Category 3 Monochrome Printer/Copier Multifunction Devices (MFDs)
Sub-Category 3.1 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.2 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Letter/Legal (40 - 49 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.3 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Letter/Legal (50+ ppm)
Sub-Category 3.4 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (30 - 39 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.5 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (40 - 49 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.6 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (50 - 59 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.7 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (60 - 69 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.8 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (70 - 79 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.9 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (80 - 89 ppm)
Sub-Category 3.10 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (90+ ppm)
Category 4 Colour Printer/Copier Multifunction Devices (MFDs)
Sub-Category 4.1 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs, Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm colour)
Sub-Category 4.2 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs, Letter/Legal (40+ ppm colour)
Sub-Category 4.3 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (30 - 39 ppm colour)
Sub-Category 4.4 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (40 - 49 ppm colour)
Sub-Category 4.5 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (50 - 59 ppm colour)
Sub-Category 4.6 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (60+ ppm colour)

A4. CATEGORY AND SUB-CATEGORY SPECIFIC TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Mandatory General Hardware Technical Requirements described in A1, Hardware must meet the Category and Sub-Category specific Technical Requirements as described below:

General Category 1 - Monochrome Single Function Printers Technical Requirements

All Category 1 printers must:

  1. be a single function page printer (must not be a multifunction printer with functions disabled);
  2. have a minimum monochrome print resolution of 600 dpi;
  3. produce minimum 256 gray scales;
  4. have an Ethernet connection port (10/100 or 100 Base T) and the capacity to add or substitute in at least one of the following: Parallel or USB.
  5. be a desktop model (not floor standing)

A4.1.1. Specific Category 1 - Sub-Category Requirements

Sub-Category 1.1 - Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm):

All Sub-Category 1.1 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 30 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 39 pages per minute;
  2. include a minimum of 3 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, one of which must be for 8 1/2" x 11" cut sheet, and one of which must be for additional cut sheet paper, all of which can be accommodated simultaneously;
  3. have a combined minimum input capacity of 500 sheets;
  4. be capable of printing on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum paper size available on the NMSO configured hardware; and
  5. include minimum 128 MB RAM

Sub-Category 1.2 - Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (40 - 49 ppm):

All Sub-Category 1.2 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 40 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 49 pages per minute;
  2. include a minimum of 3 paper sources: one of which can be the bypass, one of which must be for 8 1/2" X 11" cut sheet, and one of which must be for additional cut sheet paper, all of which can be accommodated simultaneously;
  3. have a combined minimum input capacity of 750 sheets;
  4. be capable of printing on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum paper size available on the NMSO configured hardware; and
  5. include minimum 128 MB RAM

Sub-Category 1.3 - Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (50 - 59 ppm):

All Sub-Category 1.3 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 50 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 59 pages per minute;
  2. include a minimum of 3 paper sources: one of which can be the bypass, one of which must be for 8 1/2" X 11" cut sheet, and one of which must be for additional cut sheet paper, all of which can be accommodated simultaneously;
  3. have a combined minimum input capacity of 1000 sheets
  4. be capable of printing on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum paper size available on the NMSO configured hardware; and
  5. include minimum 256 MB RAM

Sub-Category 1.4 Monochrome Network Page Printers, Letter/Legal (60+ ppm):

All Sub-Category 1.4 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 60 pages per minute;
  2. include a minimum of 3 paper sources: one of which can be the bypass, one of which must be for 8 1/2" X 11" cut sheet, and one of which must be for additional cut sheet paper, all of which can be accommodated simultaneously;
  3. have a combined minimum input capacity of 1000 sheets;
  4. be capable of printing on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum paper size available on the NMSO configured hardware; and
  5. include minimum 512 MB RAM

Sub-Category 1.5 Monochrome Network Page Printers, Tabloid (30+ ppm)

All Sub-Category 1.5 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 30 pages per minute;
  2. include a minimum of 3 paper sources: one of which can be the bypass, one of which must be for 8 1/2" X 11" cut sheet, and one of which must be for additional cut sheet paper, all of which can be accommodated simultaneously;
  3. have a combined minimum input capacity of 500 sheets;
  4. be capable of printing on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes; and
  5. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes;
  6. include minimum 128 MB RAM

General Category 2 Requirements: Colour Single Function Printers

All Category 2 printers must:

  1. be a single function page printer (must not be a multifunction printer with functions disabled);
  2. produce a minimum resolution of 600 dpi in a minimum of 2 bit colour;
  3. a minimum 256 gradations of shade by colour;
  4. must utilize a minimum of a four colour system process: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (CMYK);
  5. must be capable of accepting toner replenishment on an individual colour basis; and
  6. have an Ethernet connection port (10/100 or 100 Base T) and the capacity to add or substitute in at least one of the following: Parallel or USB.
  7. be a desktop model (not floor standing)

Specific Sub-Category 2 Requirements

Sub-Category 2.1 Network Colour Page Printers - Letter/Legal (20 - 29 ppm colour):

All Sub-Category 2.1 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 20 full colour pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 29 full colour pages per minute;
  2. have a minimum input capacity of 300 sheets from a minimum of 2 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass; and
  3. be capable of printing on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum paper size available on NMSO configured hardware
  4. include minimum 128 MB RAM

Sub-Category 2.2 Network Colour Page Printers - Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm colour):

All Sub-Category 2.2 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 30 full colour pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 39 full colour pages per minute;
  2. have a minimum input capacity of 500 sheets from a minimum of 3 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass; and
  3. be capable of printing on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum paper size available on NMSO configured hardware
  4. include minimum 256 MB RAM

Sub-Category 2.3 Network Colour Page Printers - Letter/Legal (40+ ppm colour):

All Sub-Category 2.3 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 40 full colour pages per minute;
  2. have a minimum input capacity of 750 sheets from a minimum of 3 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass; and
  3. be capable of printing on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum paper size available on NMSO configured hardware
  4. include minimum 256 GB RAM

Sub-Category 2.4 Network Colour Page Printers - Tabloid (30+ ppm colour)

All Sub-Category 2.4 printers must:

  1. have a minimum rated print speed of 30 full colour pages per minute;
  2. have a minimum input capacity of 500 sheets from a minimum of 3 paper sources;
  3. be capable of printing on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes; and
  4. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes;
  5. include minimum 256 MB RAM

General Category 3 Requirements - Monochrome Printer/Copier Multifunction Devices (MFDs)

All Category 3 MFDs must:

  1. include printing and copying functionality along with at least one other function from the following: scan to file, scan to e-mail, or faxing;
  2. if fax is one of the functions offered, it must comply with ITU-T G-3 standards for facsimile technology and have a minimum modem speed of 33.6kb/s and the fax subsystem must be separate from the printing and photocopying subsystems so as to not allow communication with the printing and photocopying sub-system through the fax line;
  3. have a print resolution of minimum 600 dpi and copy resolution of minimum 600 dpi;
  4. be able to produce minimum 256 gray scales;
  5. have an Ethernet connection port (10/100 or 100 Base T) and the capacity to add or substitute in at least one of the following: Parallel or USB; and

Specific Sub-Category 3 Requirements

Sub-Category 3.1 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs - Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm)

All Category 3.1 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 30 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 39 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 50% to 200% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 256 MB RAM;
  4. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 sheets;
  5. include minimum 3 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 750 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  6. have an output capacity of minimum 150 sheets,
  7. be capable of printing and copying on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum print/copy size supported on the NMSO configured Hardware;
  8. be a desktop model (not floor standing)

Sub-Category 3.2 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs - Letter/Legal (40 - 49 ppm)

All Category 3.2 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 40 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 49 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 50% to 200% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 256 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 sheets;
  6. include minimum 3 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. have an output capacity of minimum 250 sheets,
  8. be capable of printing and copying on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum print/copy size supported on the NMSO configured Hardware;
  9. be a desktop or floor standing model

Sub-Category 3.3 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs - Letter/Legal (50+ ppm)

All Category 3.3 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 50 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 50% to 200% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 256 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 sheets;
  6. include minimum 3 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. have an output capacity of minimum 500 sheets,
  8. be capable of printing and copying on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum print/copy size supported on the NMSO configured Hardware;
  9. be a desktop or floor standing model

Sub-Category 3.4 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (30 - 39 ppm):

All Sub-Category 3.4 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 30 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 39 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 sheets;
  6. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. stack bypass or manual feed minimum 50 sheets;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 300 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting;
  9. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 30 sheet capacity;
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  11. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes; and
  12. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  13. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 3.5 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (40 - 49 ppm)

All Sub-Category 3.5 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 40 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 49 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 sheets;
  6. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 1500 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. stack bypass or manual feed minimum 50 sheets;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 750 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting; and
  9. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 30 sheet capacity;
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  11. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes; and
  12. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  13. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 3.6 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (50 - 59 ppm)

All Sub-Category 3.6 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 50 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 59 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 sheets;
  6. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 2000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. stack bypass or manual feed minimum 50 sheets;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting;
  9. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 50 sheet capacity.
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  11. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes; and
  12. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  13. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 3.7 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (60 - 69 ppm)

All Sub-Category 3.7 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 60 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 69 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 sheets;
  6. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 2000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. stack bypass or manual feed minimum 50 sheets;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting;
  9. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 50 sheet capacity
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes; and
  11. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes; and
  12. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  13. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 3.8 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (70 - 79 ppm)

All Sub-Category 3.8 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 70 pages per minute and a maximum rated print speed of 79 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 100 sheets;
  6. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 2500 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. stack bypass or manual feed minimum 100 sheets;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 2000 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting;
  9. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 50 sheet capacity.
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  11. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes; and
  12. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  13. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 3.9 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (80 - 89 ppm)

All Sub-Category 3.9 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 80 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome and a maximum rated print speed of 89 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 sheets;
  6. include minimum 5 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 3000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. stack bypass or manual feed minimum 100 sheets;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 2000 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting; and
  9. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 50 sheet capacity.
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes; and
  11. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes
  12. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  13. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 3.10 Monochrome Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (90+ ppm)

All Sub-Category 3.10 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 90 pages per minute at 600 dpi in monochrome;
  2. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 sheets;
  6. include minimum 5 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 4000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  7. stack bypass or manual feed minimum 100 sheets;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 3000 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting; and
  9. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 50 sheet capacity.
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes; and
  11. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes
  12. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  13. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

General Category 4 Requirements - Colour Printer/Copier Multifunction Devices (MFDs)

All Category 4 MFDs must:

  1. include printing and copying functionality along with at least one other function from the following: scan to file, scan to e-mail, or faxing.
  2. if fax is one of the functions offered, it must comply with ITU-T G-3 standards for facsimile technology and have a minimum modem speed of 33.6kb/s and the fax subsystem must be separate from the printing and photocopying subsystems so as to not allow communication with the printing and photocopying sub-system through the fax line;
  3. produce a minimum resolution of 600 dpi in 4 bit colour;
  4. produce a minimum 256 gradations of shade by colour;
  5. must utilize a minimum of a four colour system process: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (CMYK);
  6. must be capable of accepting toner replenishment on an individual colour basis;
  7. have an Ethernet connection port (10/100 or 100 Base T) and the capacity to add or substitute in at least one of the following: Parallel or USB.

Specific Sub-Category 4 Requirements

Sub-Category 4.1 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs - Letter/Legal (30 - 39 ppm colour)

All Sub-Category 4.1 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 30 pages per minute in full colour and a maximum rated print speed of 39 pages per minute in full colour;
  2. have an external or embedded print controller with a CPU speed of minimum 200 MHz;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. include a method of memory compression;
  5. offer zoom capability of minimum 50% to 200% for walkup copying;
  6. include an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 pages;
  7. have a combined minimum input capacity of 750 sheets from a minimum of 3 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass with at least one offering letter size media;
  8. have an output capacity of minimum 150 sheets
  9. be capable of printing and copying on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum print/copy size supported on the NMSO configured Hardware;
  10. be a desktop or floor standing model

Sub-Category 4.2 Colour Printer/Copier MFDs - Letter/Legal (40+ ppm colour)

All Sub-Category 4.2 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 40 pages per minute in full colour;
  2. have an external or embedded print controller with a CPU speed of minimum 400 MHz;
  3. include minimum 512 MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. include a method of memory compression;
  6. offer zoom capability of minimum 50% to 200% for walkup copying;
  7. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 pages;
  8. include minimum 3 paper sources, one of which can be a bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  9. have an output capacity of minimum 250 sheets
  10. be capable of printing and copying on letter and legal paper sizes; with legal paper size being the maximum print/copy size supported on the NMSO configured Hardware;
  11. be a desktop or floor standing model

Sub-Category 4.3: Colour, Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (30 - 39 ppm colour)

All Sub-Category 4.3 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 30 pages per minute in full colour and a maximum rated print speed of 39 pages per minute in full colour;;
  2. have an external or embedded print controller with a CPU speed of minimum 400 MHz;
  3. include minimum 768MB RAM
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. include a method of memory compression;
  6. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  7. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 pages;
  8. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  9. include a bypass or manual feed tray with a minimum of 50 sheet capacity;
  10. have an output capacity of minimum 500 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting;
  11. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 30 sheet capacity.
  12. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  13. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes; and
  14. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder
  15. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 4.4: Colour, Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (40 - 49 ppm colour)

All Sub-Category 4.4 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 40 pages per minute in full colour and a maximum rated print speed of 49 pages per minute in full colour;
  2. have an external or embedded print controller with a CPU speed of minimum 750 MHz;
  3. include minimum 768MB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. include a method of memory compression;
  6. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  7. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 pages;
  8. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 1500 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  9. Include a bypass or manual feed tray with a 50 sheet minimum capacity;
  10. have an output capacity of minimum 750 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting; and
  11. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 30 sheet capacity.
  12. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  13. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes;
  14. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder; and
  15. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 4.5: Colour, Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (50 - 59 ppm colour)

All Sub-Category 4.5 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 50 pages per minute in full colour and a maximum rated print speed of 59 pages per minute in full colour;
  2. have an external or embedded print controller with a CPU speed of minimum 1 GHz, or dual 500 MHz controllers;
  3. include minimum 1 GB RAM;
  4. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  5. include a method of memory compression;
  6. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  7. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 pages;
  8. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 2000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  9. include a bypass or manual feed tray with a minimum 50 sheet capacity;
  10. have an output capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting; and
  11. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 50 sheet capacity.
  12. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  13. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes;
  14. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder;
  15. be a floor standing model (not desktop)

Sub-Category 4.6: Colour, Printer/Copier MFDs, Tabloid (60+ ppm colour)

All Sub-Category 4.6 Printer/Copier MFDs must:

  1. have a machine rated print speed of minimum 60 pages per minute in full colour;
  2. have an external or embedded print controller with a CPU speed of minimum 1 GHz, or dual 500 MHz controllers;
  3. include minimum 1 GB RAM;
  4. include a method of memory compression;
  5. have a hard drive with a minimum capacity of 80 GB;
  6. offer zoom capability of minimum 25% to 400% for walkup copying;
  7. have an originals document feeder with a capacity of at least 50 pages;
  8. include minimum 4 paper sources, one of which can be the bypass, with automatic switching and a total capacity of minimum 2000 sheets, with at least one offering letter size media;
  9. include a bypass or manual feed tray with a minimum 50 sheet capacity;
  10. have an output capacity of minimum 1000 sheets, separated through either offset stacking or sorting;
  11. have auto-stapling capability with a minimum 50 sheet capacity.
  12. be capable of printing and copying on letter, legal and tabloid (11" X 17") paper sizes;
  13. be able to print a minimum 10.5" X 16.5" full page graphic in both landscape and portrait modes; and
  14. have 11x17 copying capability from the platen and the document feeder;
  15. be a floor standing model (not desktop)