Concessionary Contract for the Official Publishing of the UK Gazettes
The concessionary contract awarded will give the Contractor exclusive rights to transform and deliver the Gazettes’ service. This will involve the capture, transformation and dissemination of advertisements, in print and online; customer service; and business development.
UK-Richmond: printed matter and related products
Section I: Contracting authority
Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, part of The National Archives
For the attention of: Dave Rosbotham
TW9 4DU Richmond
Telephone: +44 2083925244
General address of the contracting authority: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: No restriction, but the contractor/s will be required to regularly meet with and provide services to government bodies based in London, Edinburgh and Belfast.
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Description of these options: Potential to extend for 2 x further periods of up to 12 months each.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority envisages that the concession contract will improve the business offering so that, for example, organisations and people can put information permanently on the public record and in the public domain; the information is definitive, from authorised sources, held by a trusted provider who is transparent about how it is handled, so it can be used as evidence to support legal processes; the information is freely available from The National Archives, presented in many other different contexts and places, in different formats, and can be used by others for different purposes; the information is enriched so that it can be interrogated, re-purposed and exploited in a wide variety of different ways; the service provides good value for advertisers and a return to Government.
The contracting authority is looking for transformation to the Gazettes, which offers considerable opportunities for market development, expanding the scope and type of notices advertised in the Gazettes. The contracting authority’s further requirements will be set out in a specification, an invitation to tender/dialogue or further documentation which will be made available during the tender process.
Titles currently produced, online and in print:
— Indexes of Gazettes:
—— The London Gazette (currently quarterly),
—— The Edinburgh Gazette (currently annually),
—— The Belfast Gazette (currently annually),
— The London Gazette (currently daily, Monday to Friday):
—— The Company Law Official Notifications Supplement to the London Gazette,
—— The Ministry of Defence Supplement to the London Gazette,
—— Premium Bonds Unclaimed Prizes Supplement to the London Gazette,
—— The Imperial Service Award Supplement to the London Gazette,
—— The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Supplement to the London Gazette,
—— The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service Supplement to the London Gazette,
—— The Birthday Honours Lists Supplements to the London Gazette,
—— The New Year Honours Lists Supplements to the London Gazette,
—— Honours and Awards Supplements to the London Gazette,
—— Extraordinary London Gazette (printed on the Demise of the Crown),
—— Supplements to Extraordinary London Gazette,
— The Edinburgh Gazette (currently every Tuesday and Friday):
—— Company Law Official Notifications Supplement to the Edinburgh Gazette (currently electronic only),
—— Extraordinary Edinburgh Gazette,
—— Supplements to Extraordinary Edinburgh Gazette,
— The Belfast Gazette (currently every Friday):
—— Registrar of Companies Notifications Supplement to the Belfast Gazette (currently electronic only),
—— Extraordinary Belfast Gazette,
—— Supplements to the Extraordinary Belfast Gazette,
—— The Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 Supplement to the Belfast Gazette,
—— Birthday Honours List – Northern Ireland Supplement to the Belfast Gazette,
—— New Years Honours List – Northern Ireland Supplement to the Belfast Gazette,
— Additional information can be found here http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/ourservices/gazettes.htm.