WMCA appoints CDS to provide a fully managed end-to-end print service


Another new client joins our fast growing portfolio, as West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) awards their new call-off contract for the provision of a fully managed end-to-end print service to CDS. The contract started on 4 February 2019. It’s for two years with the possibility to extend for an additional two years.

This new call-off arrangement is specifically designed to meet the print, storage and distribution requirements of Transport for West Midlands (part of the WMCA). The contract was let, following a mini-tender competition, under Lot 2 of the Crown Commercial Services Framework, RM3785.

The initial core requirement of this contract is the management, support, print, storage and fulfilment of passenger information products for Transport for West Midlands. Products include Timetables, Leaflets, Maps and Booklets. CDS is confident that as cost and process efficiencies are delivered throughout the life of the contract, the range of products and services will increase.

This will maximise savings. CDS’s services will provide this relatively new Authority with a more consolidated approach to print; the provision of information and streamlining of communications through to multi-channel outputs. CDS has a vital role to play in WMCA’s digital transformation.

A key requirement of this contract is to use a local supply base for the provision of print and storage within the West Midlands area.

David Burton, Principle Account Director (Public Sector) at CDS said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Lion FPG to deliver much of the core product, but we will open up opportunities for non-core print to local print providers within a 30-mile radius of Birmingham, as appropriate. We believe that this approach will help contribute to a stronger economy for businesses within the West Midlands area, which in turn will help improve the quality of life for everyone.” 

The solution also includes the provision of a comprehensive secure browser-based ordering and stock management system from which TfWM clients, located across the county, can review and place their orders with ease, confidence, speed and accuracy.

David BurtonDavid Burton added: “CDS have the ambition, vision and capability to support the successful delivery of this call-off arrangement and, over the coming years, we look forward to doing our part to help WMCA build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.”

If you have a similar requirement and need great results from a company that understands the Public Sector, call David Burton on 0113 399 4000.


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