RM3785 Lot 1 Explained – Fully Managed Print and Digital Solutions 

APS Group has been appointed by Crown Commercial Services to provide Lot 1 services as part of the Managed Print and Digital Solutions agreement (RM3785). This agreement can be used by any UK public sector organisation, no matter how large or small their spend is.

Information on Lot 2 can be found by visiting the Crown Commercial Services website.

If you would like to discuss your print and communications requirements in detail, and require help and advice on how the RM3785 Framework can flexibly meet your needs.

Please contact:

Tim Aggett
UK Government Business Services Manager
Mobile: 07813 920838
Switchboard: 0161 495 4500
Email: tim.aggett@theapsgroup.com

What are the key benefits in choosing Lot 1?

It’s simple

It’s an open framework, transparent, and easy to access. We’ll be there to help you complete a call off contract, and get up-and-running smoothly. That way you can save time, gain advantage of aggregated buying power and utilise a dedicated service depending on your needs.

It offers flexibility

We’ve designed a structure that specifically benefits customers in the public sector. One that offers flexibility. That could be a single service line basis, or you can enjoy a fully managed solution with offsite or onsite teams at hand.

It engages SMEs and your local supply chain

We’re more than happy to work with your current suppliers, developing governance procedures and creating shared value.

It supports digital first

To support your ‘digital first’ approach, we’ll recommend multichannel enhancements wherever possible. We won’t just deliver traditional forms of communication – we’ll also recommend digital enhancements.

Case studies

Public Health England

Using a CCS framework, Public Health England saved over £119,000 in print and distribution costs for their Change4Life programme.

You can find out more information about the case study here.

Core services

Supply of raw materials

  • Paper and paper products
  • Envelopes
  • Labels
  • Wallets and folders

Pre-production services

  • Basic design, art working and page layout
  • Typesetting
  • Copy editing
  • Proof reading
  • Translation services
  • Alternative formats


  • Operational print (general business and marketing print, stationery and forms)
  • Security print including personnel
  • Large format and wide print


We offer a full range of finishing services.

Online ordering

We have set up dedicated systems for online ordering.

Direct mail and transactional print

  • Data personalisation in a secure environment
  • Database management
  • Production, fulfilment and delivery
  • Hybrid mail

Media duplication

We offer a duplication/reproduction service for a range of media.

Plastic cards

We can also manage the supply, personalisation and fulfilment for multiple card types, including security, personnel and membership cards.

Digital solutions

In adherence to the CG policy of “digital by default”, we’ll support your move away from traditional print solutions to cost effective print alternatives and multichannel messaging:

  • Digital strategies
  • Data management
  • E mail communications
  • E publishing
  • Websites
  • Localised templates
  • Digital asset management

Associated services (only available alongside core print requirements)


To reduce your physical storage, we offer electronic scanning services. Our team will prepare and scan your documents.

Stock management

We offer stock management, pick and pack facilities, storage and stock call off facilities, including online catalogue ordering and real time online stock management.

Postal services

With onsite mail sortation capabilities and dedicated postal experts, we can put in place a provision to suit your needs.

Storage, fulfilment and distribution

We have scalable warehousing, fulfilment and distribution services.

Command and House Papers

For more information on this element of the service, please visit our dedicated page.