Stationery and Copier Paper

  • National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-028827

Published 18 November 2021, 3:34pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)

T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road


CF83 8WT




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKL - Wales

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

National Contracting Body

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Stationery and Copier Paper

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 30192700 - Stationery

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The National Procurement Service (NPS) on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for the supply of Stationery and Copier Paper(NPS-CS-111-21) products to be supplied include but are not limited to:

Notebooks and writing pads



Document presentation products


Filing products


two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £20,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 30192700 - Stationery
  • 30199000 - Paper stationery and other items
  • 30197643 - Photocopier paper
  • 30192000 - Office supplies

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKL - Wales

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The National Procurement Service (NPS) on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for the supply of Stationery and Copier Paper (NPS-CS-111-21). This Framework will be awarded to a sole Supplier for delivery across Wales.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £20,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-020236

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


20 December 2021

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English, Welsh

four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


20 December 2021

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

Over 73 public sector organisation in Wales have committed to the NPS in principle, including all Local Authorities, NHS bodies, Welsh Government, Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies, the Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Higher and Further Education.

In accordance with Regulation 33(5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended), these procedures for awarding call-off contracts under the framework may be applied only between the contracting authorities clearly identified in the tender documentation.

A copy of this list has been uploaded in the suppliers attachment area of the ITT at the time the notice was published to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations.

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from the non award of the framework.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=115812

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As detailed in the ITT

(WA Ref:115812)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




+44 2079477501


United Kingdom

six.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

National Procurement Service

T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road


CF83 8WT




United Kingdom