Courier services

FOI request reference: F0052201
Publication date: April 2018

Request
Please send me details for the period 2017-18 on the following:

1. The total value of the courier service contracts that were outsourced?

2. The name of your primary and any secondary Courier supplier
a) The value of your primary supplier contract, its expiry date and the services they provide (e.g. same day/next-day/overnight)
b) The value of your secondary supplier’s contract, its expiry date and the and services they provide (e.g. same day/next-day/overnight)

3. The total cost of the courier services that were managed in-house
a) The number of staff employed in managing those contracts The value of your secondary supplier’s contract, its expiry date and the and services they provide (e.g. same day/next-day/overnight)
b) The number of vehicles owned or leased to meet the in-house courier requirement

4. The name and email of the person responsible for the procurement/management of these services?

Outcome
Successful

Response
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. The FOI Act gives you the right to know whether we hold the information you want and to have it communicated to you, subject to any exemptions that may apply.

I can confirm that The National Archives holds some information relevant to your request. We are pleased to be able to provide this information to you below.

1. The total value of the courier service contracts that were outsourced?

We do not have any formal contracts in place for courier services. Instead, courier services are commissioned on a case-by-case basis as and when required.

In the 2017/2018 financial year, the total value of the courier services that we commissioned on a case-by-case basis was £6,289.80.

2. The name of your primary and any secondary Courier supplier

In the 2017/2018 financial year, the two courier services commissioned on a case-by-case basis were:

City Sprint (£5,989.22)
DHL (£300.58)

3. The total cost of the courier services that were managed in-house

The National Archives does not have an internal courier service.

I can therefore confirm that The National Archives does not hold information relevant to your request.

4. The name and email of the person responsible for the procurement/management of these services?

The person responsible for the procurement/management of these services is:

Mark Newman
Head of Estates and Facilities
mark.newman@nationalarchives.gov.uk