TFL renews and broadens prestigious CDS print contract

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We are delighted to announce that CDS have secured the print management, distribution and storage and associated services contract for the term of two years plus the option of two further years in extension giving a potential for four years in total with the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group.

The new contract was let following a mini-competition under the Crown Commercial Services Managed Print and Digital Solutions Framework RM3785 (Lot 2 – Tailored managed print solutions).

The new contract, commencing in mid-2019 includes successfully securing a second term as the Managed Print Service Provider for Transport for London (TfL), Greater London Authority (GLA) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

In addition, CDS look forward to working with new clients under this contract: 

  • London Fire Brigade (LFB)
  • London Legacy and Development Corporation (LLDC)
  • Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)  
  • Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

Collectively, this group of high profile, London centric organisations are referred to as the GLA Group. The anticipated value of the contract is £33m.

We are very excited about the challenges ahead and the ability to work closely with all organisations, some of whom are new to us. Our focus will be the provision of excellent account management serviced by a local team, and the delivery of ‘no-fail’ marketing and operation print whilst ensuring that the clients benefit from cost and process efficiencies throughout the contract term. 

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Central Government and Wider Public Sector Clients

If you and your organisation are considering a potential print management solution for your organisation, the CCS Framework (defined below), could be a good vehicle for you. It avoids the onerous processes linked to the OJEU. 

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.

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CDS is an approved Lot 2 Framework supplier offering a bespoke, tailored and competed solution to your requirements.

(Other Public Sector framework call-off contracts are also available through CDS. Talk to us first to find the best procurement route).

Private Sector Clients

Please get in touch to speak with one of our experts or to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements in greater detail. We tailor solutions to meet all requirements.

More about CDS

CDS are a communications agency. We apply intelligent thinking to transform communications and experiences across creative, digital, print and technology.

Our solutions continue to take the pain away from clients as we introduce simple and efficient processes designed to ease many of the burdens associated with comms, marketing materials and the storage of mass files and paper. We have the ambition, vision and capability to support you in your future print and digital communication requirements both in-bound and out-bound. 

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