Published date: 26 October 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 30 November 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Storage and retrieval services - 63121000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

26 October 2020

Closing date

30 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

7 March 2021

Contract end date

6 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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The GMC stores approximately 36,500 cubic feet of material off site and currently retrieves approximately 290 boxes or files per month. On average over 30 new boxes of material indexed at file level are sent off site per month. The GMC Records team is based in our Hardman Street offices in Manchester city centre. There is a requirement for two deliveries and one collection of material on a daily basis to the Hardman Street office, plus the option for a rapid delivery service within two hours of receipt of the request for material which is urgently required. The GMC has offices in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh but any requests for these sites are delivered via the GMC's internal mail system from the Manchester office due to lower volume. The security of the transfer and storage of files is of primary concern to the GMC. We would require assurances that the transport provider would provide a fully secure track and trace service and that storage is in line with the relevant information security and archiving standards

More information


About the buyer


3 Hardman Street
M3 3AW


+44 1619236340


Closing: 30 November 2020, 12pm