Fully managed end to end print products and services, covering services such as bulk printing, direct mail and secure print.
19/02/2021 – Allied Publicity Services Ltd (APS) will continue to provide the Command and House Paper (C&HP) service until 31 July 2021. If you have a C&HP need before that date, contact APS.
From 1 August 2021 this service will be provided by HH Associates (HH) under lot 1 of the RM6170 Print Management services agreement. If you would like to discuss the transition of your C&HP needs, contact HH.
A UK wide agreement available to all public sector organisations. This agreement is for customers who need the support and expertise of a print manager.
It will be made up of two lots:
lot 1 – single supplier and you can buy from this lot by direct award only
lot 2 – multiple suppliers and is available through further competition only
If you need access to a simple way to buy print and do not need the support of a print management supplier, you should use our Print Marketplace agreement.
Services available under this agreement include:
command and house paper services (available through lot 1 only)
full range of print products (envelopes, labels, folders)
operational print (including brochures, leaflets, business cards, business stationary)
a range of alternative formats (such as easy read, large print, alternative languages, audio and braille)
secure print services and secure print items
print stock management and distribution
digital solutions and other methods of print output / delivery
pre-production services (typesetting, proofreading and translation services)
finishing services (binding, stamping, embossing or laminating)
election print and election mailing services
Associated print services are available if needed. These services are not designed to be used separately and can only be accessed as part of an overall print management service. These services are:
scanning and microfiche services
secure shredding of confidential waste
media duplication services
This agreement will run for 4 years. Customer call-off contracts should be for up to 4 years and can begin any time before the end of the agreement. The duration of call-off contracts can be made up of either a full 4 years or for an initial period with options to extend. For example 2+1+1 years.
Command and House Paper Services
This service is set up for government organisations who need to lay documents before parliament. This service can only be accessed through lot 1 of this agreement.
The lot 1 supplier can fully manage your Command and House Paper Service needs and will provide you with an end-to-end service. This will include all pre-production services (such as artworking, design and editorial services) and printing services as well as delivery into parliament.
All papers laid before parliament (including e-laying) need immediate paper copies to be available. We recommend contacting the Command and House team early so that your organisation can be set up on their system, in readiness for any papers that need to be laid from 1 August 2021. Contact the Command and House team.
a single place for all your printing needs
suppliers will manage the operational delivery of your print needs (including supply chain sourcing and management)
we can provide for complex print needs in a secure environment
suppliers will use their expertise and guidance to help you achieve savings
suppliers will help customers move away from traditional print solutions and offer support with digital solutions where needed
ability to define your specific needs during the call off process (such as working with local supply chains)
You can ask for copies of the agreement pricing schedules by contacting our customer service centre. In your email you should include the lot number you are interested in and a short description of the services you need.
The prices shown in the pricing schedules are the highest prices that suppliers can charge you. If you choose to run a further competition, suppliers may offer prices that are lower than the agreement rates.