Public Procurement and Property

New Publishing, Print, Design and Associated Services (PPDAS) framework

October 1, 2018 by No Comments | Category community benefits, framework agreements, Living Wage, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, suppliers, Uncategorized

Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate (SPCD) has awarded a new framework for the provision of Publishing, Print, Design and Associated Services (PPDAS). Following the competitive exercise, APS Group (Scotland) Ltd emerged as the successful provider.

APS Group (Scotland) Ltd are a real Living Wage accredited employer and also offer a wide range of rewards, continued professional development and flexible working for staff. They use an extensive supply chain including many Scottish SMEs, and have committed to fulfilling a range of community benefits including placement of orders with supported businesses.

The framework will run from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2023, with the option to extend for a further two years.

The framework is a Category A National arrangement so will be available to all organisations throughout the Scottish public sector. All contract documentation, including a buyer’s guide, will be available in the Scottish Procurement Knowledge Hub shortly. A launch event is planned for early 2019, details of which will be available nearer the time

Framework managers will work closely with APS Group (Scotland) Ltd throughout the duration of the framework to calculate and report upon savings.

For further information please contact Neil MacTavish (phone: 0141 242 5589) or Martin Mooney (phone: 0131 244 4437).

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