Decision details

SCC Print Services - Corporate Print

Decision Maker: Executive Director Resources

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This contract covers all the Council’s printing requirements from publicity and promotional material to corporate stationery and printed forms where required by the business. Apart from the corporate stationery and forms all the print requirements are bespoke material, one-offs and hugely varied in their requirements. Over the life of the previous contract the Council's print spend has being driven down through a combination of better buying through the contract and a move to digital communications, but there is still a need for printed material to communicate with residents.


The new contract is for an initial period of three (3) years and has two (2) optional two (2) year extensions.


A full OJEU procurement has been carried out and following the evaluation of the seven (7) responses received, the response from Corporate Document Services Ltd, scoring highest for both quality and price, has been identified as the most economically advantageous tender.



A contract is awarded to Corporate Document Services Ltd for Corporate Print for £2.1m (value based on initial period plus the optional extensions)


Reasons for the decision:

Corporate Document Services Ltd scored highest for both quality and price and has been identified as the most economically advantageous tender.

Alternative options considered:

Alternative options were considered for the procurement route and these are listed in the attached Procurement Report.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 12/01/2022

Date of decision: 10/01/2022