Public sector print & digital - CCS RM3785 Framework

Public sector print & digital - CCS RM3785 Framework

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework RM3785 – Managed Print and Digital Solutions

In December 2016 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) awarded CDS a place on Lot 2 of the RM3785 Framework.

The Framework 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 simple design, storage, fulfilment and distribution, postage, scanning and stock management. Organisations need not take the full solution. You can choose individual services.

Services available from CDS under the RM3785 Framework – Managed Print and Digital Solutions – Lot 2

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
  • Postage
  • Database management
  • Storage, Fulfilment and Distribution
  • Stock Management
  • Simple Design and Artworking
  • Scanning services

We are delighted to have secured a further framework contract win with Crown Commercial Services (CCS) and look forward to continuing the relationship. We’re proud of our work under the previous framework contract and keen to continue building on our successes.

David Burton

CDS CCS Framework Director

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My teams are highly motivated to make a real difference and work shoulder to shoulder with colleagues in the public sector to achieve significant savings. We understand the challenges these organisations face and we will deliver innovation and continuous improvement along with an exceptional customer experience to help them meet their business objectives.

David Burton

CDS CCS Framework Director


Benefits of the RM3785 Framework – Lot 2

  • Significant savings using a transparent price model
  • Access to a full managed print and digital solution, which is EU compliant
  • Efficient and easily accessed after a short procurement process
  • Pre-agreed terms and conditions offer contractual safeguards
  • Conducting independent procurement would take far longer and cost more
  • All approved suppliers were scrutinised and formally evaluated by the CCS Team
  • Approved suppliers have invested in key management systems which include: Cyber Essential PLUS, Business Continuity, Environment, Health and Safety, Data Management Systems and Data Protection
  • Lot 2 assures your organisation will achieve savings and benefit from excellent account management, help, advice, product engineering and consultancy.


Who can use the RM3785 Framework?

All organisations across the UK public sector, including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not for profit organisations can use the framework. For more information please see the CCS RM3785 Framework FAQ page.

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How the RM3785 Framework works

Organisations will carry out a further competition (mini-tender). They may initially contact either CCS or suppliers to discuss their requirements in more detail prior to creating a specification of requirements and commencing a further competition.

Some organisations may hold a supplier day and invite suppliers to visit their site prior to holding a further competition. CCS expects all suppliers to respond to the further competitions ensuring that a proper competition amongst the suppliers is achieved.

On completion of the further competition (mini-tender) both the organization and the chosen supplier will sign a call off contract. Organisations will manage their own call off contracts – if necessary, they may liaise with CCS for support.

How to access the RM3785 Framework


David Burton – CDS CCS Framework Director 

Tel: 0113 399 4180 Mob: 07710 533615 e:

CDS, 7 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LY

For CCS 

Tel: 0345 010 3503 e:; w:

Liverpool: CCS, 9th Floor, Capital Building, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP

London: CCS, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6SE

Visit the CCS website.

In our experience, the CDS team provide a professional service and have a wealth of knowledge available to ensure that the best solution is provided for each print requirement.

Graham Saxton, Chief Finance Manager

Wakefield Council