Provision of Global Logistics Services
FCDO Services
Published date: 28 September 2021
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Contract summary
• Post and courier services – 64100000
Location of contract
East Midlands, West Midlands, London
Value of contract
£40,000,000 to £70,000,000
Procurement reference
Published date
28 September 2021
Closing date
29 October 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 February 2022
Contract end date
30 January 2026
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Other: Restricted
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FCDO Services currently delivers the Diplomatic Bag to 236 Posts in 179 Countries and Islands worldwide. Deliveries are either via our Accompanied or Unaccompanied service. FCDO Services organise, pack and manage the Diplomatic Bag service on behalf of the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) as well as other UK Government departments and agencies.

There are two separate elements to the Diplomatic Bag Service, the Accompanied Bag and the Unaccompanied Bag. Both elements of the Diplomatic Bag service operate under the terms of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) with Article 27 containing specific statements concerning the Diplomatic Bag. Coverage within the VCDR means that consignments held within diplomatic bags cannot be subject to inspection or scanning and cannot be opened or detained by local or national authorities.
This contract is for a Global logistics services to support the requirements of the Diplomatic Bag services through a variety of transport mediums, via a multi modal approach providing enhanced and secure movements of mail and material around the globe.
The contract requires the supplier to provide:
– a fully integrated service;
– door to door, port to port and for a small number of Posts door to airport services that has ease of use and clarity in communication
– UK to Post, Post to UK and occasionally Post to Post services
– simplified documentation management;
– unaccompanied and commercial shipments;
– Full scheduling capability; and
– consolidated UK billing

Contract awarded will be for the duration of 4 years with the option to extend 3 x 12 months

More information
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About the buyer
Contact name
Claire Estick
FCDO Services , Hanslope Park
Milton Keynes
MK19 7HB

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