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Specialist Courier Services

Contract ID: RM3799

Start Date: 17/08/2017

End Date: 16/08/2020


Synopsis: Specialised courier services for goods which are subject to strict transport regulations.


Full description: This framework offers specialised courier services for the movement and storage of items which are subject to strict transport regulations in accordance with relevant classifications. It is complemented by the Courier services framework (RM3798) and the Courier services dynamic purchasing system (DPS). For further information on the benefits of using the DPS contact YPO.



  • Over half the suppliers are SMEs.

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Read the customer guidance document (see the documents tab) which provides detailed information on how to buy (or ‘call-off’) via a further competition process. Direct award is not permissible on this framework agreement.

Then complete the customer access agreement and return it to info[at][dot]uk and we will provide you with access to the price schedules and call-off terms and conditions. 

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During the lifetime of this framework agreement CCS will be working with framework suppliers to identify savings opportunities. Savings of 15% of customer spend are anticipated through this framework agreement. 

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It was established that public sector organisations required a consistent, EU compliant route to the market for the provision of courier services for packages containing dangerous or hazardous items. CCS has worked in collaboration with YPO to replace the existing courier services framework agreement including the scope of services previously covered by Lot 4 of RM1006 (dangerous & hazardous items).

Suppliers on the Specialist Courier Services framework agreement provide collection and delivery services for items classed as dangerous or hazardous according to the ADR regulations. In doing so, RM3799 replaces the services that were previously available under Lot 4 of the now expired RM1006 Courier Services framework agreement.

The duration of the Specialist Courier Services framework agreement is 3 years and CCS have an option to extend for a further 12 months. The main objective was to create and develop a new agreement that would:

  • Provide customers with a high quality arrangement which would meet the needs of all public sector customers
  • Deliver value for money
  • Provide the potential for customers to benefit from economies of scale
  • Deliver the government SME agenda by supporting the government’s drive for £1 in every £3 to be spent with SMEs
  • Enable suppliers to use their expertise to help customers improve efficiency and achieve best value

How was the agreement developed?

CCS has invested significant time in terms of market and stakeholder engagement in order to understand changes to the courier market as well as future public sector requirements.

Engagement of both the market and stakeholders (central government and the wider public sector) has informed us that the services within the legacy frameworks remain an intrinsic requirement across the customer base. Therefore, Specialist Courier Services was developed and provides customers with a compliant route to market.

In order to expedite growth within the wider public sector in particular, we have a strategic partnership agreement (also known as a Commercial Agreement) with YPO.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 15 - click here to view suppliers
1 Class 6.2 Infectious Substances (Category A and Category B), Non-Infectious Substances, Biological Substances, Blood and Tissue Office 9 - click here to view suppliers 16/08/2020
2 Controlled Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Office 8 - click here to view suppliers 16/08/2020
4 Explosive Substances (Class 1) and Firearms Office 6 - click here to view suppliers 16/08/2020
5 The Haulage, Storage and Disposal of Seized Goods Office 5 - click here to view suppliers 16/08/2020
6 The Haulage, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles Office 1 - click here to view suppliers 16/08/2020
7 Radioactive Materials (Class 7 ) Office 5 - click here to view suppliers 16/08/2020

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Category Team

0345 410 2222

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