Published date: 15 September 2020

Last edited date: 25 September 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 2 October 2020, 12am

Contract summary


  • Security-type printed matter - 22450000

  • Storage and retrieval services - 63121000

  • Warehousing services - 63122000

    • Electronic mail services - 64216120

    • Printing and related services - 79800000

    • Publishing services - 79970000

Location of contract

United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

15 September 2020

Closing date

2 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

28 December 2020

Contract end date

27 December 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

This is an accelerated procedure. Justification:

Please refer to the attachment 'Accelerated Open Procedure - Justification' regarding the reasoning for the use of the accelerated procedure.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of print management services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies. The agreement shall include print products and all associated services to provide an end to end print management service.

For further information concerning the scope of the services please refer to Framework Schedule 1 (Specification) of the Terms and Conditions.

More information


Additional text

On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at:

Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials Plus, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Further information about the requirement for Cyber Essentials Plus can be found within bid pack attachment 2a - Selection Questionnaire.

All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by Accreditation Bodies other than IASME.

On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire.

Refer to for more information.

For lot 2 only, CCS reserve the right to award a Framework Contract to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position.

Registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool:

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at or call 0800 069 8630.

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service


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




Closing: 2 October 2020, 12am