Print Management Solution (PMS): The centralised and coordinated management of the Queensland Government’s print requirements for all budget-funded agencies through the Print Management Unit.
Print Management Unit (PMU): A business unit within the Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office, Department of Housing and Public Works, that implemented the Print Management Solution and manages the Print Management Function.
External Print Manager (EPM): An external print manager will be engaged to provide the Print Management System and will be responsible for the installation, service and delivery of the system and a range of associated services.
Print Management System (the system): A comprehensive print-management software tool used to source printed items and provide related print-management services, such as workflow tracking of print jobs.
Offset printing (lithographic): This is the most common print process used by government and is produced through a printing press or lithographic process. An offset printing plate is kept wet so that the ink, which is inherently greasy, is rejected by the wet areas but adheres to the image areas. This process is traditionally used for high volume, high-quality print-runs.
Digital printing: Digital printing is output directly from a digital file, on computer, to a digital printer (imaging drum) without the need for a printing plate. This process is traditionally used for fast turnaround, small-volume print-runs.
Web to Print: Web to Print (W2P) is an online tool which enables the user to create dynamic items such as business cards and order fixed products such as letterheads, envelopes and forms.
Service Delivery & Performance Commission (SDPC) (Decommissioned): The role of the Commission was to review and identify possible cost savings and efficiencies in Queensland Government departments to ensure taxpayers were getting good value for money. On 1 July 2008 the Public Service Act 2008 came into effect and the Public Service Act 1996 and the Service Delivery and Performance Commission Act 2005 were repealed and the SDPC abolished.
Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office (QGCPO): The Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office manages the State Procurement Policy and is responsible for developing initiatives to improve procurement outcomes for the Queensland Government. Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office is a division of the Department of Housing and Public Works.