Published date: 4 August 2022

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.

Approach to market date: 22 February 2023

Contract summary


  • Post-office equipment - 30130000

  • Postage-franking machines - 30144100

  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

    • Parcel transport services - 60161000

    • Postal and telecommunications services - 64000000

    • Mailing services - 79571000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

4 August 2022

Approach to market date

22 February 2023

Contract start date

1 December 2023

Contract end date

30 November 2027

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of postal services and solutions to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all postal services and solutions required by UK Central Government Departments.

CCS may partner with other public buying organisations to put this agreement in place. The duration of the Framework Agreement is four (4) years with the option to enable customers to let a call-off agreement that may extend beyond the life of the Framework Agreement.

Suppliers wishing to engage with the authority should email quoting "PS&S PIN" in the subject box.

More information

Spend profile

This table displays the spend profile of the notice
Financial year Budget
2023/2024 £200,000
2024/2025 £59,800,000
2025/2026 £260,000,000
2026/2027 £430,000,000
2027/2028 £450,000,000
2028/2029 £400,000,000

Additional text

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)


9th floor, Capital Building
39 Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


+44 3450103503