Higher Education Print Solutions Framework

Higher Education Print Solutions Framework

We’re excited to announce our appointment as an approved supplier for lot 11 on the NWUPC Print Solutions Framework

CDS are now an approved supplier for lot 11 – Neutral Vendor (Print Management) on the brand new North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) Print Solutions Framework (PRI 3070 NW), following a competitive OJEU tender.

The new framework, created and managed by NWUPC Ltd on behalf of a number of University Purchasing Consortia, responds directly to a need from universities for a dedicated print services procurement framework, designed to meet the needs of the higher education sector.

The higher education market is an important sector for CDS, where we feel we can make a significant positive difference. The new framework will allow us to build upon and share our understanding gained through the great work we’re already doing in higher education.

Paul Meersman

Head of Marketing, CDS

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Why choosing CDS – Lot 11 makes sense

The new framework will enable universities to benefit from:

  • the expertise and experience provided by an award winning and reputable print management specialist, 
  • consolidate your existing supply chain, 
  • simplify your procurement processes, 
  • access a comprehensive range of pre-vetted suppliers, 
  • and all with the re-assurance and benefits associated from an EU compliant procurement process.

The framework, officially launched on 1 July 2018, offers access to a comprehensive range of creative, print, and innovative web2print services. It provides a new route to market for universities, FE colleges and the wider public sector.

The framework is the logical choice for anyone wishing to procure print services while seeking best value from an established supply chain.

We provide access to innovation, cost and efficiency savings through our print management service. With over 150 individual vetted suppliers on our books, an award winning creative studio and the capability to deliver multi-channel communications designed to improve and optimise student engagement, we’re ideally placed to transform communications in the sector.

Paul Meersman

Head of Marketing, CDS

Find out how we transformed Birmingham City Council's print approach

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What services are available under the contract?

The scope of services includes:

To learn more about how to access the new framework and benefit from using CDS, please contact us by phone on 0800 138 4308, or fill in our contact form.

Working with CDS has been both constructive and professional. They are keen to work with the university and to deliver the efficiencies and services of their offering. I am convinced that the current shape of print services delivery will change considerably over the next few years and that CDS is the vehicle to drive that shape for us.

Barbara Goldsmith, Head of Contracts and Services

Middlesex University