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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Printing services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is seeking to establish a framework contract with a single supplier to provide, host and manage a system known as print marketplace. The print marketplace shall:
— service the high-volume, low-spend print requirements across the public sector,
— enable public sector buyers with access to a pre-qualified, dynamic and local supplier base, and
— offer real-time instant pricing across the print landscape.
The supplier shall provide a full end to end service including the management of: the system, the print supply chain and buyer registrations and support.
CCS is partnering with YPO to put this framework contract in place.
The full requirements are set out in Attachment 10 — Framework Schedule 5 (Specification), in the ITT.
— enable public sector Buyers with access to a pre-qualified, dynamic and local supplier base, and
The supplier shall provide a full end-to-end service including the management of: the system, the print supply chain and buyer registrations and support.
The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an invitation to tender (ITT) registering for access.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/e8e0f48f-9a52-4516-b6fa-928c222bba13
1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) Contract notice authorised customer list;
3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
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, for services under and in connection with this procurement.
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at help@eSourcingsolution.co.uk or call 0800 069 8630.