Print Marketplace

Update

09/10/2019 – Update – Q&As Questions initially submitted following early supplier engagement of self-serve print (circa August 2018) and their answers have been compiled into a Q&As document for reference.

If you have any queries on this procurement, please email CCSprintteam@crowncommercial.gov.uk.

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

If you have any queries on this procurement, please email CCSprintteam@crowncommercial.gov.uk.

Scope

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’ various print requirements. 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 to give suppliers the chance to familiarise themselves with the PSC and provide 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 CCSprintteam@crowncommercial.gov.uk.

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 Not available yet
Download tender documents Not available yet

Timelines

Activity Estimated dates
Publication of OJEU December 2019
Framework award June 2020

Documents

RM6071 Print marketplace Q&As