Government frameworks approved supplier
Procurement professionals in the UK public sector, including Health, Local Government, Devolved Administrations, Education and Not for Profit organisations can make substantial savings by using Crown Commercial Service (CCS) contracts as their procurement route.
CDS is on a number of CCS contracts (see details below). Procurement teams can benefit from an easier, more cost effective and lower risk route to procure the services they require. Private sector buyers may also be interested as companies on CCS contracts have to demonstrate their capability as well as meeting financial, ethical, environmental and quality criteria.
CDS is on several Pan Government frameworks. These include the Managed Print and Digital Solutions framework contract and the Technical Support (FATS) framework for Technical Services, available for use by customers across the public sector.
I felt from the outset that CDS was used to working with ‘people like us’ in the public sector. They have brought new ideas to the table on how we can save money by standardising as much as possible and cutting down on bespoke printing. I have come to view them as a useful virtual addition to our in-house team with expertise I can quickly call on when a new challenge emerges.
Dawn Wise, Head of Communications
Birmingham City Council
Managed Print and Digital Solutions
Contract ID: RM3785
Managed Print and Digital Solutions has recently been awarded by Crown Commercial Service (CCS). It gives you access to a 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, database management, storage, fulfilment and distribution, simple design and much more.
Benefits include savings through a transparent price model, and access to a complete managed print and digital solution.
Read more about CDS and the benefits of Lot 2 of the Framework.
Visit the CCS website http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/contracts/rm3785
Case Study: Wakefield Council
Savings through single sourcing and supporting the local economy.
Wakefield Council wanted to appoint a single print supplier to help drive cashable savings on their print spend. With a wide variety of print products in their portfolio, it was essential to engage with an experienced supplier who had the capability to manage a vendor neutral supply chain and support the local economy.
Using our continuous improvement methodology - combining technological advances and industry best practice - the partnership with CDS delivered in the region of £62,000 of additional savings to the Council in 2016/17.
Wider Public Sector Print Services Framework Agreement
Contract ID: RM1687 (EXPIRED APRIL 2016)
The Wider Public Sector Print Services framework agreement combines the requirements for print services and printing papers into a single procurement route. With recognition of the ever increasing role and importance of technology as a way to communicate with users of Government services, this framework brings into scope eCommunication solutions to support your traditional print requirements to release cost savings.
- Lot 1: Managed Printing and eCommunications Services
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
Case Study: Birmingham City Council
CDS transforms Birmingham City Council's print approach
Birmingham City Council, one of the UK’s largest local authorities, required a fully managed end-to-end print service which would deliver minimum guaranteed savings of 15%.
Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) Framework
CDS is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on the UK Government’s new DOS Framework. See our blog for more information. Find a team to provide an outcome. To find a digital outcome, you need to tell suppliers about the situation or problem. They’ll then propose a solution to meet your needs.
We have been on every G-Cloud iteration since the launch. Find out more about our specific G-Cloud services here.
Ministry of Defence project teams procure CDS Defence Support Services through the Framework Agreement for Technical Support, Specialist Technical Support (FATS/STS) and FATS/4 contracts.
Our accredited security and G.I.S. services under the Government’s electronic Property Information and Mapping Service (e-PIMS), which holds information about the entire Central Civil estate and land assets, are utilised by every UK government department and all three devolved governments to manage the largest property, building and land portfolio in Europe. A range of services can be purchased through e-PIMS.
NHS LPP Clinical and Digital Information Systems (CDIS) framework
We have recently been awarded a place on the NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) Clinical and Digital Information Systems (CDIS) framework contract, for the following lots:
- 3.2: Hybrid mail and related communication services
- 3.3: External print and related services
Case Study: Northamptonshire County Council
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) needed a single supplier to streamline their design and print arrangements to make the most of their buying power and achieve value for money, in the face of growing financial pressures.
CDS provided a turn-key design and print service which enabled them to produce designs consistent with their corporate brand and deliver the best possible value for money.
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Northamptonshire County Council chose CDS because they demonstrated that they could offer the Council best value for our design and print requirements.
David Stubbs, Marketing Manager
Northamptonshire County Council