Publishing Services Contract

Publishing Services Contract

Copy editing of investigation and research reports and other Inquiry publications.

Publishing Services

Contract summary


  • Publishing services – 79970000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£0 to £115,000

Procurement reference

IICSA: 1198

Published date

5 August 2020

Closing date

3 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 January 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Inquiry’) is seeking to commission a publishing services company to provide:
copy editing of investigation and research reports and other Inquiry publications
proofreading of investigation and research reports and other Inquiry publications
related publishing services work as required (eg copywriting, plain language editing, illustration, layout, infographics, charts, tables etc.)

The Inquiry is seeking to appoint a supplier with expertise in providing the above services. The supplier must have a proven track record of delivering ethical, high quality publishing projects for government or other high profile clients. They must also have the capacity to deliver the project within challenging timescales, be responsive to queries, and have the capacity to undertake robust quality assurance processes involving multiple review stages and internal authors. Experience with the subject matter and/or experience in working with government publications is required.

The Inquiry supports the government’s target for 33% of central government buying to go to small businesses by 2020. We look to ensure a fair and equal opportunity for all to bid for our contracts.

The Inquiry is under no obligation to offer the supplier work. This will be a call off contract and no spend is guaranteed.

If you are interested in receiving the ITT documents related to this opportunity, please contact Sarah Daw via


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Daw


10th Floor, Becket House
South Bank