Publishing Services for the Home Office

Publishing Services for the Home Office

Requirement for copy editing, proofreading, and graphics work.

Contract summary


  • Publishing services – 79970000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

21 November 2018

Closing date

06 December 2018

Contract start date

01 January 2019

Contract end date

31 December 2019

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




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.


About the buyer

Contact name

IICSA Commercial Team


Peel Building, Marsham Street


02921 674029



Other information


How to apply Instructions to Potential Providers:
Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite in order to respond to the Procurement. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS e-Sourcing’.

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express your interest by emailing

Your email must clearly state:
the name/reference of this procurement
the name of the registered supplier; and
the name and contact details

The IICSA will then process your registration and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. The IICSA is not able to offer any extensions to the advertised procurement timetable.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk:
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How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.