Government Procurement Service Printing Framework

Government Procurement Service Printing Framework

Wider Public Sector Print Services. Lot 1 – managed printing and eCommunications services. Lot 2 – operational print services. 

Reference number: RM1687

Deadline date: 12/03/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of tenders on the Government Procurement Service eTendering Portal at

Contract value: £100,000,000 – £150,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Government Procurement Service

Description of the contract

Government procurement service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a framework agreement for useby wider public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which includeeducational establishments, NHS bodies and local authorities. The wider public sector print services framework agreement will comprise of 2 lots: Lot 1 – managed printing and eCommunications services. Lot 2 – operational print services. Government procurement service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by public sector bodiesduring further competition among the parties to the framework agreement(s).

Classification of the contract

79800000 Printing and related services

22450000 Security-type printed matter

64216200 Electronic information services

22458000 Bespoke printed matter

22000000 Printed matter and related products

79821000 Print finishing services

79811000 Digital printing services

79823000 Printing and delivery services

79822400 Lithographic services

79810000 Printing services

79820000 Services related to printing

Additional information

Contract type: Supplies – Purchase

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Framework agreement details: setting up a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 48 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Customer Service Desk (This is not the contact to submit tender responses)

Address 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP

Telephone 0345 410 2222

Extension number:



How to apply

Suppliers instructions How to Express Interest in this tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once), — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register, — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’, — Enter your correct business and user details, — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete, — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the tender: — Login to the portal with the username/password, — Click the ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are invitations to tender open to any registered supplier), — Click on the relevant ITT to access the content, — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page, — This will move the ITT into your ‘My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only), — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender: — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining), — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification, — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT, — There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require anyfurther assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.