Beast from the east bites hard

SnowSo, I’m driving into work through blizzard conditions and yes, I’m expecting it to take much longer so I plan to set off much, much earlier and I’m listening to the radio to keep completely up to date with the weather and traffic reports and what do I hear:

  • Schools closed
  • Roads grinding to a halt 
  • Roads closed (the A66 again!)
  • Public transport issues (revised timetables and cancellations)

But we’re still here and although some of our teams are stranded (not chancing the trip across the Pennines!), many have struggled and have made it in and we are providing a full service. Our staff are resilient and committed – see the photo below of one of our Norwich Team who walked six miles to get into the Norwich Office with 6-8 inches of laid snow.

Norwich snowOur Print Management Service is not unduly affected by the adverse weather. Yes, some of our trusted suppliers may be struggling depending on their geographical location but if work is urgent and deadlines need to be met, the Print Management solution offers great flexibility in that we can redirect anything operationally critical or deadline driven to any number of our other suppliers across the UK who may well be less affected by these extraordinary conditions.

If you and your organisation need further convincing that a Print Management solution would be a good solution and, you are in Central Government or the Wider Public Sector, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework (defined below), could be a good vehicle for you avoiding the onerous processes linked to the OJEU.

The CCS Framework RM3785 offers all Public-Sector organisations the flexibility to source a fully-managed, end-to-end print and digital solution that includes associated services, such as design, storage, fulfillment and distribution, postal dispatch, scanning and stock management. The framework offers a compliant, straightforward, quick, cost efficient and direct route to market.

Interested? For more information

https://www.cds.co.uk/why-cds/government-frameworks/crown-commercial-services-framework

or

http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm3785

Alternatively, call David Burton at CDS (0113 399 4000) and we will do what we can to help. CDS is one of the six Framework Suppliers.

 

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