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16th January 2023

Market Consultation: Print Paper and Specialist Paper 

NEPO has invited suppliers to participate in market consultation activity to help shape a multi-supplier procurement solution for the provision of volume cut sized paper and production specialist paper.

The tendering opportunity will be advertised and procured via Open, NEPO’s new e-tendering platform (

It is anticipated that the framework agreement will be used by public sector organisations across the UK and will be awarded by September 2023.

How to get involved:

Soft market testing questionnaire

The first phase of the market consultation activity is a questionnaire designed to gain market insight to help shape the framework agreement and to gauge interest in the tendering opportunity. Click here to find out more. The deadline for completed questionnaires is Noon Friday 20 January 2023.

Please note that interested suppliers will need to register on Open at, in order to access and complete the soft market testing questionnaire (registration is free of charge).

Market consultation meetings

In addition, interested suppliers can take part in market consultation meetings. Appointments can be arranged by emailing Bethany Wake, Procurement Coordinator at NEPO ( The appointments will last for one hour, and will take place on Microsoft Teams during the week commencing 23 January. Please get in touch before Noon Friday 20 January 2023 to request an appointment.