19/10/2022: Following our update on 4/10/21 about DHL Parcel UK LTD, we can now confirm that DHL Parcel UK Ltd are fully live again on lot 7 as well as lots 3 and 4.
10/08/2022: The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has informed Royal Mail that they will ask their members to undertake strike action on the 26 and 31 August and 8 and 9 September 2022.
Royal Mail have advised that they do have contingency plans in place to minimise disruption for customers, but would encourage you to post early in advance of those dates.
If you have any concerns, contact either your Royal Mail account manager or CCS.
08/08/2022: We have published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the future RM6280 Postal Services and Solutions agreement, which will replace RM6017.
To help us get a better understanding of your future postal service needs, complete our survey.
If you are interested in the new RM6280 agreement, or would like to address any concerns on the future of the agreement, email the team. You must include ‘PS&S PIN’ in the subject box of your email.
05/04/2022: Royal mail price increases came into effect on 4 April 2022. This has increased the price of 1st class stamps by 10p (12%) to 95p and 2nd class stamps by 2p (3%) to 68p.
Take a look at our recent news article to find out how our RM6017 agreement can help you
04/10/2021: DHL Parcel UK Ltd have notified us of their intention to sell their Hybrid Mail (lot 7) services to another party and then appoint this other party as a key subcontractor to DHL Parcel UK Ltd.
CCS supports this position and while DHL Parcel UK Ltd work through the sale, their position on lot 7 is temporarily paused.
This applies to lot 7 only and DHL Parcel UK Ltd remains as a supplier on lots 3 and 4.
15/09/2021: All suppliers are currently ‘live’ and we have now removed the Supplier matrix document.
01/07/2021: Royal Mail have announced the decertification of standard franking machines.
From 1 January 2023, Royal Mail will no longer accept mail franked from standard franking machines. Royal Mail are moving to the Mailmark 2D barcode technology. Customers will need a Mailmark machine from 1 January 2023 or mail will be returned to the sender undelivered.
All franking machines supplied under RM6017 are Mailmark compliant.
For more information, read the Decertification of Standard Franking Machines.
26/03/2020: We have made some suppliers on this agreement ‘provisionally live’ so you can procure the goods and services you need urgently.
These suppliers have shown evidence of:
- Professional Indemnity
- Employers (and where relevant Product) Liability Insurance
They may not have provided Public Liability Insurance at this time or have not demonstrated compliance to either ISO9001, ISO27001 for either themselves and/or their key subcontractor(s).
We recommend that any call-off’s you sign with ‘provisionally live’ suppliers should be for no later than 31 December 2020. These suppliers know this is not a permanent change to our compliance requirements and that ISO9001 or ISO27001 may still form part of your requirements at the point of call-off.