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KEY INFORMATION Volume Cut Sized Copier Paper & Production/Specialist Paper

STATUS - In Development

This solution offers a commercial route to market for a wide range of printing and specialist papers that are commonly used in public sector organisations, including:

  • Coated and uncoated papers
  • Recycled and virgin papers
  • Cut sheet papers
  • Wide format papers
  • A variety of paper sizes commonly used and specialist papers for commercial printing
  • A variety of paper sizes commonly used in office environments including A4 and A3 sizes
  • A variety of FSC and PEFC certified papers

This framework was set up to support the increasing need to make savings. We aim to aggregate customer spend on a wide variety of different papers to achieve economies of scale and cost benefits for all users of the framework. These cost benefits are passed directly back to you in the form of competitive price lists.

The aim of this framework is for suppliers to offer good value papers and to work with you in a proactive manner to drive cost savings. They will use their expertise to offer guidance on all aspects of your specifications and suggest alternatives that could be more cost effective. For example:

  • Non-branded alternative papers that meet the same or similar specification as branded options
  • Lower GSM papers based on the use of the final printed item
  • Bulked out papers based on the use of the final printed item
  • Order frequency optimisation to reduce costs

The suppliers are required to work with you to drive further savings as part of this framework. They will provide you with quarterly management information at your request and at no additional cost.

To find out more and request further information, download the NEPO425 Copier Paper & Specialist Paper Intro Guide.

 

 

Notes on procurement process. The procurement process for the next iteration of this framework agreement is underway and will be advertised via www.open-uk.org

The indicative timescales are as follows:

  • Invitation to Tender (ITT) - April 2023
  • Solution Start Date – September 2023
REFERENCE
NEPO425
START DATE
01/09/2019
CURRENT END DATE
31/08/2023
FINAL END DATE SUBJECT TO EXTENSION(S)
31/08/2023
CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE
2019/S 167-408344
SUPPLIERS
Antalis Limited
Elliott Baxter & Co Limited
Premier Paper Group Limited

AVAILABLE FOR USE BY
All Associate Members/Member Authorities

KEY CONTACT

Bethany Wake
Procurement Coordinator

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