GCDA wins OGCbuying.solutions Framework Award
2 September 2008
GCDA – Government Car and Despatch Agency – has won a place among the most trusted suppliers of public sector domestic and international courier services against stiff competition.
The agency put in bids for two of the five courier service roles put out to tender by OGCbuying.solutions, an Executive Agency of the Treasury's Office of Government Commerce.
OGCbuying.solutions has established a framework agreement for five distinct types of courier service used by public sector bodies which will be worth an estimated £150m over the next three years. The agreement offers a list of pre-approved suppliers that can be used by any government or publicly-funded organisation looking for value-for-money services.
GCDA has won coveted places on the pre-approved lists for two categories: bespoke courier work; and same-day and next-day deliveries.
"This success builds on our strong reputation for efficient and highly secure courier work," said GCDA's Director of Core Services, Nigel Bennett.
"Widely-publicised security lapses have led to a great deal of concern about how public documents and materials are handled, and we are delighted that OGCbuying.solutions see GCDA not only as reliable and cost-effective, but also as an organisation which can be trusted with highly sensitive material."
GCDA's services cover every type of transport used by government and its clients, and its Government Mail arm has its own secure delivery network, a mail-screening service and secure confidential waste disposal facilities.