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Print Marketplace - RM6071

Print marketplace

Our self-service Print Marketplace is easy way for the public sector to save on printing. Here’s what you can expect.

Designed for, and in consultation with, the public sector, Print Marketplace will provide a competitive, compliant and simple way to purchase print. We understand that across the public sector, print is something which is purchased by a variety of professions, each with differing requirements, knowledge and expertise.

For this reason, Print Marketplace has been designed with simplicity at its heart, meaning you can: 

  • Quickly and easily define your requirements
  • Compare prices
  • Select a supplier
  • Arrange secure delivery

With just a few clicks of a button, you can purchase professional printing for the best possible price. 

Whether you’re a school business manager who wants to use a local SME, a university marketing manager who wants the flexibility of designing collateral safe in the knowledge the due diligence has been taken care of, or a local authority procurement manager who needs 3 quotes before you can contract, Print Marketplace is for you.

What you can expect:

With nothing to install and no license needed, it’s easy to get started.

User-friendly and intuitive, buyers are guided, step-by-step, through the print-buying journey. If you need support at any point, our experts are available to provide sector-specific advice via a live chat.

In a few simple steps, you can define your requirements and decide which design option is best for you:

  • Choose from a range of preloaded templates and easily upload your artwork
  • Customise your design using the free and simple to use online design tool 
  • Utilise our team of designers – whether you need new concepts or tweaks to existing artwork

Once you’ve selected the right route for you, our instant pricing platform then provides quotes from a wide range of pre-approved suppliers while providing the functionality to retain preferred local suppliers.

You can then compare quotes and use the filters to find the best solution for your needs – whether that’s the lowest price, the most local supplier, or the quote with the lowest associated CO2 emissions.

Once you’re ready to arrange delivery, we make it easy to meet your social value obligations. Our carbon impact calculator recognises the environmental impact of each job and provides the option to offset the carbon product CO2E cost.

Designed to meet the needs of all public sector organisations including central government, charities, housing, education, emergency services, local authority and NHS establishments.

Sole Supplier: APS Group

Print Marketplace Registration and Login:

Customer care team are available via:

- Online chat

0161 850 2831

[email protected]

Period: 05 June 2020 - 05 June 2024
Extension Opportunities: N/A
OJEU Framework Notice:
OJEU Award Notice:
Geographic Coverage: National

Let us help:

Call us on 07580698044
Or call us on 07435548165

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  • The simple way to save on printing for the public sector

  • Compare printing prices from trusted suppliers quickly and simply. Then easily stay on track of your print project right through to delivery

  • Buyers can easily specify their print requirements using the Print Marketplace. It’s user friendly and intuitive for the non-print expert

  • Nothing to install and no licence needed, all in an online intuitive tool

  • Buyers are guided step-by-step through the entire print-buying journey

  • Design your way – from beginner to expert supported by our talented designers or via a simple online self-design tool as well as customisable templates

  • Sector specific expert advice – live chat functionality means our print experts are always on hand to assist each user

  • Buyers can fulfil their print requirements in one of the following ways:

    Choose from a range of pre-loaded templates for everyday print items (e.g. business cards, stationery, leaflets and promotional goods) and upload your own artwork
    - Customise your own artwork using the free and simple to use online design tool
    - Design your way with the team, from a brand-new design to small changes to your existing artwork. Our team of professional designers are here to help

  • Access to a wider selection of pre-approved suppliers

  • Competitive and transparent commercial platform

  • Option to retain preferred local suppliers

  • Instant pricing to easily determine the most suitable price that meets buyer’s requirements

  • Filter results based on your chosen priority from the lowest price to the shortest delivery lead time as well distance to your location

  • Carbon impact calculator recognises the environmental impact of each print job and provides the option to offset the carbon production Co2E cost
  • Dynamic pricing reflects the current market conditions to ensure the best price is received through the approved supply chain

  • There is a range of payment options available to buyers

  • Retained order history for repeat purchases

  • Fully compliant route to market

  • Easily auditable and accessible trail of print spend/orders

Free support available

The route to market for this solution is via a direct award 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
Standard documents available
• Specification examples 
• Pricing matrix 
• Call-off contract terms and conditions



  • Putting our Print Marketplace solution to the test
    One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked is ‘How does your Print Marketplace solution work?’. To be able to offer the best service possible to our customers, I decided to try our print marketplace for myself. Throughout this blog, I share my experience and the challenges I faced along the way.

  • Sustainable printing for the public sector 
  • As part of your social value objectives, you may be considering how to ensure any print requirements are aligned to your environmental and sustainability goals. Ordering print through a government-backed system such as Print Marketplace can help you meet these requirements through a range of sustainability initiatives.

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