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Office Supplies - 1001

Office supplies

The framework has been designed to provide YPO customers with a compliant route to sourcing a wide range of office supplies and related equipment, including (but not limited to):

Writing equipment 
Office equipment 
Envelopes and address labels
Calendars and diaries
Filing products 
Janitorial supplies 
IT consumables 

The above list is not exhaustive; YPO customers can access the supplier’s full range of products ‘Office Supplies’ using this Framework.

Period: 17 February 2020 - 16 February 2023
Extension Opportunities: Option to extend for an additional 12 months (until 16th February 2024)
OJEU Framework Notice: 2019/S 235-575270
OJEU Award Notice: Not applicable
Geographic Coverage: National

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Wider public sector customers can benefit by using this framework for office supplies and equipment from:
  • The option to direct award or run a further competition

  • If required, YPO can fully support your further competition process

  • Dedicated account management

  • Access to suppliers full range of office supplies products - option to have an online, secure catalogue tailormade to your products

  • Capped prices for the first year, for contracts awarded via direct award of core basket items

  • Discount off list price for all contracts awarded via direct award for items which are not part of the core basket – this can range from 50 – 70%

  • Annual core basket refresh – YPO undertake an annual refresh of the core basket to enable both products and prices to be updated

  • Huge range of delivery options

  • No quibble returns – no quibble guarantee to return faulty or damaged goods


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We’re a business supplies company servicing both the private and public sector, large and small. Our story starts from over 200 years ago when we were part of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and servicing the government bodies for all their stationery and print-related needs. However, we go far beyond “traditional”, providing solutions and services for the wider workplace, covering cleaning and janitorial supplies through to furniture, printed goods and technology. We’re the largest distributor of workplace products, with stock holding in excess of £50m. We have over 350 fleet vehicles, making over 18,000 deliveries per day. We pick over 100,000 lines per day in our 650,000 plus square feet of warehousing. 

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As a family-run business, Bates Office offers an unparalleled level of service and commitment to YPO Customers. We primarily focus on providing the very best service and value for money. As such, our proactive account managers will ensure ongoing savings and continuous improvement of service through innovative and initiative solutions. Since 1939, Bates Office has grown and evolved to service the needs of our customers on both a local and national scale. We have steadily grown to become one of the largest independent office products companies in the UK. Through the YPO framework we provide our customers with a range of office productivity solutions.

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Wherever you are and whatever your business, Lyreco will help you consolidate your suppliers, reduce your costs and all whilst contributing to a more sustainable future. Supplying over 11,000 stocked products covering 21 office solution categories delivered on our own fleet with Lyreco employed drivers. We offer very flexible delivery solutions up to and including next day desk top delivery. You can rely on Lyreco to provide outstanding levels of service supported by our UK wide field-based team of proactive public sector dedicated account managers. Through our intuitive web ordering system, integrated punch outs, managed catalogues, EDI processes and a successful tried and tested implementation planning, you can be assured of accurate and efficient supplier transition processes, when making the informed choice to choose Lyreco as your partner supplier.

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What inspires us? ... Simple – we help our customers create great workplaces. While we still provide quality office supplies, we’re far more than just paper and pens. We can help you with cleaning, hygiene and catering solutions. The benefit to you is the consolidation of orders and suppliers, simplifying your life…one supplier, one invoice, one delivery. Our scale means that you can buy from us with confidence. Our extensive distribution network ensures that the majority of mail order products are available on the next working day. We also provide a 30-day money back guarantee returns/collections service.

“This framework was very user-friendly, and the information provided is both clear and concise. This enabled us to call-off from the framework relatively easily. Katey and Maria were both extremely helpful throughout the process, always on-hand to answer any queries/questions we had in a friendly and efficient manner.”

Oliver Hawkin from West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Free support available

The route to market for this solution is either a direct award or further competition and our experienced team are on hand to help you through every step of the process – offering practical advice and support when you need it.

Our free support includes:

Direct award support

   • Assessment of your needs and advice on the best approach
   • Market and supplier insights
   • Technical know-how on how to procure specific service, works or product
   • Compliance with the PCR2015
   • Assistance in the completion of the documentation
   • Advice on the call-off terms and conditions
   • Advice on the KPIs
   • Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement

Further competition support

    • Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement
    • Assistance and guidance in the drafting of the documentation, including the provision of template documents
    • Advice on the specification, including the provision of anonymised specifications
    • Advice on the award criteria, including sustainability to ensure compliance
    • Advertising the further competition on YPO’s e-tendering portal – ProContract, and full administration of the process, including clarification log management
             There are three ways to run a further competition via ProContract
                  1. YPO can administer the full end-to-end further competition process
                  2. Request temporary access to ProContract and run the further competition yourself or with our support
                  3. If you're a current user of ProContract you can access and use our solutions directly without our involvement. View the 'How to access YPO’s frameworks directly' user guide.
    • Running or supporting the evaluation process
    • Moderation of the evaluation process
    • Drafting/checking award and rejection letters, including provision of template documents

Standard documents available

   • Further competition template
Specification examples
   • Award questions examples
   • Pricing matrix
   • Award and rejection letters
   • Call-off contract terms and conditions


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