Hundreds of print managers. Too much choice. Which is best for us?
Wider public-sector organisations with a print and digital solution requirement and insufficient time and resources to identify the best deal, look no further…
Resources are stretched; an EU compliant procurement is essential to stay legal; time is running away with itself and the pressure is really on.
The thought of trawling through hundreds of pre-qualification documents from well-intended print management companies trying to sort the good from the bad is daunting. Worse still, you’re not that familiar with the subject matter! What to do?
The solution must provide a compliant, efficient, fit for purpose and versatile route. It must offer scope, flexibility and the potential for significant savings on current spend.
The Crown Commercial Service (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, fulfilment and distribution, postal dispatch, scanning and stock management. The framework offers a compliant, straightforward, quick, cost efficient and direct route to market by eliminating the first and most intensive part of the procurement process.
Why not call one or more of the six suppliers? Invite them to sit down with you to understand the requirement in detail. Unlike other frameworks, RM3785 encourages engagement between the authority and the suppliers at most stages. This is especially useful if you want to understand precisely what services are available and how these may bring benefit to your organisation. Also, it enables the suppliers to gain a thorough understanding of what your organisation is trying to achieve, both strategically and tactically, resulting in better, more appropriate proposals from the bidding suppliers.
CDS is one of six framework suppliers.
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