Leading global provider of office supplies and solutions, Office Depot, has won a place on the Government Procurement Service (GPS) Wider Public Sector Print Services framework agreement worth an estimated £150million.
Described as a ‘significant breakthrough’ for Office Depot’s Print Solutions team, the company is now one of four leading print management companies on the framework who will have the opportunity to manage the procurement of print services for the whole of the Wider Public Sector in the UK.
This framework place win comes after Office Depot secured a place on another GPS framework agreement back in 2010 for the provision of office supplies to the wider public sector.
The Print Services contract has been agreed for four years, and will enable Office Depot to bid for public sector print contracts across the UK, including for the emergency services, local authorities, charities, the NHS and education bodies.
Office Depot will cover all areas of print management but will provide greatest benefit through print procurement, warehouse and logistics, contact centre capabilities, e-communications and graphic design amongst other services.
Craig Brown, Head of Print Solutions at Office Depot in the UK and Ireland, said:
“This framework win is a fantastic achievement for Office Depot and a milestone for the Print Solutions team.”
“As a business, we promote the consolidation of services to drive better value through greater transparency and efficiency levels in price and processing. The fact that we are the only company to have a place on both frameworks means we are in an excellent position to work in partnership with the public sector to ensure that they meet their budget and efficiency targets.”
“This contract tender was the result of a multi-team effort. We have devoted a great amount of time in forging and securing relationships with new suppliers to ensure that we can meet the print needs of the public sector and be compliant to all regulation and contract obligations.”