Print Marketplace


09/07/2020 – Award – Print Marketplace has been awarded to Allied Publicity Services (Manchester) Limited and is expected to be available for use from Autumn 2020. Further details for customers and suppliers will be published before the system goes live. If you are interested in Print Marketplace or have any queries, contact the print team.

07/02/2020 – OJEU – The OJEU notice and relevant documentation has now been published for Print Marketplace.  All correspondence will need to be sent via the communication instructions listed in the OJEU notice.  Please note that all responses will need to be submitted by Friday 6 March 2020.

09/10/2019 – Q&As – Questions and answers from early supplier engagement, around August 2018, for self-serve print are available in this Q&A document.

06/09/2019 – Webinar – The Print Marketplace supplier webinar slides are now available, along with the Q&As from the session.


This agreement is for a supplier managed, self-serve print platform used by the public sector, for high volume, low spend print requirements. Customers can access cost effective services, based on their needs (such as price and location of services).

The supplier hosted and managed system will use a technology platform that provides access to a vendor database of local printers who can offer dynamic pricing for customers’ print needs. The supplier will manage the entire end to end process including:

  • on boarding and registration of local print providers (who meet the pre-agreed criteria)
  • on boarding of public sector customer
  • customer support, including general support and all questions related to using the system
  • management of payment to print providers
  • provision and maintenance of the print platform

Full details of the scope will be contained in the bid pack issued with the OJEU (Contract notice).

Market engagement

The agreement will use the new Public Sector Contract (PSC)

We are making this available so suppliers can familiarise themselves with the PSC and give feedback.

When setting up a new framework we will use:

  • the standard core terms
  • relevant schedules (some schedules must be used, others are optional)

We will customise the documents for each framework.

If you want to send us your feedback please email

The final terms will be contained in the bid pack issued with the OJEU (Contract notice).

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice in OJEU Read OJEU
Download tender documents Download


Activity Estimated dates
Publication of OJEU February 2020
Framework award June 2020
Framework live Autumn 2020