Services - 486125-2017

06/12/2017    S234    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Postal and telecommunications services

2017/S 234-486125

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Public Procurement
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Postal Goods and Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
64000000 Postal and telecommunications services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the contracting authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative agreement for the provision of postal goods and services 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 goods and services required by UK public sector bodies, which include central government departments and their arm's length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education, charities and devolved administrations.

CCS is partnering with YPO and ESPO to put this agreement in place.

Suppliers wishing to engage with the authority should email quoting “Postal Services PIN” in the subject box.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

Postal Goods and Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48311100 Document management system
48781000 System management software package
48214000 Network operating system software package
48782000 Storage management software package
30131100 Paper or envelope folding machines
30131400 Postage machines
48328000 Image-processing software package
48720000 Bar coding software package
48100000 Industry specific software package
64100000 Post and courier services
64121200 Parcel delivery services
30131300 Addressing machines
64112000 Postal services related to letters
48211000 Platform interconnectivity software package
64122000 Internal office mail and messenger services
64216120 Electronic mail services
64000000 Postal and telecommunications services
48311000 Document management software package
30131000 Mailroom equipment
48223000 Electronic mail software package
30133100 Bulk-mailing equipment
30131800 Stamp affixers
48200000 Networking, Internet and intranet software package
48219700 Communications server software package
48920000 Office automation software package
48613000 Electronic data management (EDM)
48210000 Networking software package
30133000 Mailing equipment
48329000 Imaging and archiving system
79571000 Mailing services
30144100 Postage-franking machines
30131200 Envelope-stuffing machines
48000000 Software package and information systems
48213000 Operating system enhancement software package
48310000 Document creation software package
64115000 Mailbox rental
30131600 Mail sealing machines
64121100 Mail delivery services
30130000 Post-office equipment
30131500 Mail opening machines
60161000 Parcel transport services
48313000 Optical-character-recognition (OCR) software package
64110000 Postal services
64113000 Postal services related to parcels
30132100 Mail-sorting equipment
48219000 Miscellaneous networking software package
30132000 Sorting equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Postal goods and services.

Early thinking is that services will be broken down into framework lots including, (but not limited to), the following draft postal goods and services:

— collection and delivery (DSA, end to end, regional /zonal),

— secure mail services,

— hybrid mail (on-site, off Site, hub solutions),

— international mail services,

— franking machines, mail-room equipment and office machines,

— independent mail consultancy and mail audits,

— inbound mail solutions and services.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing suite, this can be done online at by following the link “Register for GPS e-Sourcing”. Please note, to register, you must have a valid Duns number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet).

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at: Note that, by registering for the e-Sourcing suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by crown commercial service.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing suite please contact the crown commercial services helpdesk: freephone: +44 3450103503 or Email:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: