Routes to procurement

Procurement professionals in the UK public sector, including Health, Local Government, Devolved Administrations, Education and Not for Profit organisations can make substantial savings by using Crown Commercial Service (CCS) contracts as their procurement route.

Procurement routes

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CDS is on a number of CCS contracts (see details below). Procurement teams can benefit from an easier, more cost effective and lower risk route to procure the services they require. Private sector buyers may also be interested as companies on CCS contracts have to demonstrate their capability as well as meeting financial, ethical, environmental and quality criteria.

CDS is on several Pan Government frameworks. These include the Managed Print and Digital Solutions framework contract and the Technical Support (FATS) framework for Technical Services, available for use by customers across the public sector.

Managed Print and Digital Solutions

Contract ID: RM3785

Managed Print and Digital Solutions has recently been awarded by Crown Commercial Services (CCS). It gives you access to a full range of print and digital solutions including print and paper products, digital asset management, pre-production services, operational print, security print, large format and wide print, finishing services, direct mail, database management, storage, fulfilment and distribution, simple design and much more.

Benefits include savings through a transparent price model, and access to a complete managed print and digital solution.

CDS are appointed to Lot 2 of the Framework.

Higher Education Print Solutions Framework


CDS are now an approved supplier for lot 11 – Neutral Vendor (Print Management) on the brand new North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) Print Solutions Framework (PRI 3070 NW), following a competitive OJEU tender.

The new framework, created and managed by NWUPC Ltd on behalf of a number of University Purchasing Consortia, responds directly to a need from universities for a dedicated print services procurement framework, designed to meet the needs of the higher education sector.

Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) Framework

CDS is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on the UK Government’s new DOS Framework.

See our blog for more information. Find a team to provide an outcome.

To find a digital outcome, you need to tell suppliers about the situation or problem. They’ll then propose a solution to meet your needs.

G-Cloud 10

The G-Cloud 10 framework provides easy access to CDS’ Cloud Services, saving your organisation time and money. Using this framework agreement helps CCS deliver savings for the public sector and the taxpayer by encouraging spend to drive best value. 

As a key supplier to the public sector and in recognition of the adoption of Cloud hosting and software, we have extended our range of services.

G-Cloud 9

CDS offer G-Cloud 9 contracts in all lots, enabling us to offer a wide range of Cloud hosting, Cloud Solutions and Cloud Support services to public organisations via the digital marketplace. 

CDS provides the strategic and technical consultancy needed to help plan and implement cloud strategies, from designing secure system architecture through to migration of live services.  

NHS LPP Clinical and Digital Information Systems (CDIS) framework


We have recently been awarded a place on the NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) Clinical and Digital Information Systems (CDIS) framework contract, for the following lots:

  • 3.2: Hybrid mail and related communication services
  • 3.3: External print and related services

HealthTrust Europe GPO framework

HealthTrust Europe is a Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO) who are committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence in healthcare.

HealthTrust Europe supports the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities they serve.

Further information

More information can be found in Our Credentials. If you have any questions about procuring our services and which route would be the best to take, please contact us.

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