Services - 296517-2018

10/07/2018    S130

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Printed matter and related products

2018/S 130-296517

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: Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9P
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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Self-Serve Print Platform

II.1.2)Main CPV code
22000000 Printed matter and related products
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is seeking a self-service print platform to bring under management the high-volume, low-spend print requirements across the public sector, allowing access to a pre-qualified, dynamic and local supplier base who offer real-time pricing across the print landscape. This will enable end users to access the best solution for their print requirements based on variables including price and location.

It is anticipated that this will be through an external-facing technology platform that provides real-time access to a vendor database of local printers who can offer dynamic pricing for customers’ various print requirements.

The date of despatch is subject to change. Please see website for further updates

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
22000000 Printed matter and related products
22100000 Printed books, brochures and leaflets
22110000 Printed books
22111000 School books
22150000 Brochures
22160000 Booklets
22440000 Cheque forms
22450000 Security-type printed matter
22456000 Permits
22457000 Entrance cards
22458000 Bespoke printed matter
22459000 Tickets
22459100 Advertising stickers and strips
22460000 Trade-advertising material, commercial catalogues and manuals
22461000 Catalogues
22461100 List holders
22462000 Advertising material
22470000 Manuals
22820000 Forms
22821000 Electoral forms
22822000 Business forms
22822100 Continuous business forms
22822200 Non-continuous business forms
22900000 Miscellaneous printed matter
30197630 Printing paper
30197640 Self-copy or other copy paper
30197643 Photocopier paper
30197645 Card for printing
30211300 Computer platforms
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is planning an OJEU process to award a framework to a single supplier for the provision of a technology platform for a self-serve print solution. This will enable end users in the public sector to access real-time pricing on a dynamic basis from local print suppliers for a wide range of print requirements.

CCS wishes to undertake supplier engagement with suppliers who can offer a technology platform for this requirement, prior to issuing an OJEU notice. To participate please email including RM6071 Self-Serve Print in the Subject line and provide the following details by 25.7.2018:

1) Organisation name;

2) Contact name;

3) Job title of contact;

4) Contact phone number;

5) Contact email;

6) Organisation website link;

7) Feedback on areas listed in section VI.3 of this PIN notice.

CCS may hold further market engagement sessions prior to issuing the OJEU notice with those who respond to this PIN notice.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will be considering:

1) A transparent solution across the full supply chain to ensure public sector customers can access the right print solution, based on price, location of supplier etc;

2) A technology platform compatible with a variety of browsers / devices etc;

3) A technology platform that can be white labelled and integrate with existing government portals;

4) The use of an automated payment process offering prompt payment for suppliers;

5) Options for managing the print supplier base - on boarding, compliance, commercial and performance perspectives;

6) Inclusion of a paper strategy;

7) Commercial model design – levies, rebates, commissions etc. and offering a cost-neutral solution to end customers;

8) Customer journeys – how to bring potential customers on board and the levels of managed service required;

9) Scope for expansion (e.g. into other fulfilment routes, creative / artwork) or utilisation of existing CCS frameworks (e.g. Courier, Post, Hybrid Mail etc.).

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: