UK-London: Publishing services.

UK-London: Publishing services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Financial Conduct Authority
12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2070661000, Email:
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: BAU Services Relating to the FCA Handbook
Reference number: ACT (14-001)

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79970000 - Publishing services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The FCA Handbook website contract provisions include but are not restricted to:
•Publishing and updating content on the website
•Ongoing technical and development support to improve the design or usability of the website
•Providing Management Information to the FCA to enable them to monitor the service
•Providing Handbook content to licensees
•Offering a print subscription for users.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 3,678,673


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79970000 - Publishing services.
72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support.
48221000 - Internet browsing software package.
22000000 - Printed matter and related products.

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The current solution is in the form of a website platform that the FCA uses to publish content e.g. legal instruments. The platform allow users to:
— View individual legal instruments and the consolidated version of all of the legal instruments making up the past, current and future FCA Handbook;
— Download and print content on the website;
— Provide feedback on the website functionality, its content and raise technical issues;
— Order printed copies of the Handbook.
The current supplier provides the following services:
— Quickly and accurately publish content on the website and consolidate legal instruments into website content;
— Provide users with a printed copy of the Handbook upon request and technical support for the website;
— Provide the FCA with management information, analytics and master copies of the consolidated content;
— Provide third party licensees with Handbook content;
— Enable specific FCA users of the Handbook to directly edit some content of the Handbook.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed solution / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Ability to deliver / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Corporate Social Responsibility / Weighting: 5

Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 25

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information: The Notice is for the extension of the current business as usual provisions with TSO. Total value of extension is £1,026,432.32.

A procurement exercise will be undertaken in 2022 for the renewal of this contract commencing 2023.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 52-86858

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: Not Provided
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 03/10/2014

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
The Stationery Office Limited, 03183931
55 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE, United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 3,678,673
Total value of the contract/lot: 3,678,673
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: This Contract Award Notice is for the extension of the current contract BAU Services for FCA Handbook ending 20 October 2023 on the grounds of Reg 72 (1) PCR.
To view this notice, please click here:

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Financial Conduct Authority
12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN, United Kingdom
Internet address:

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 28/07/2022