Pitney Bowes is delighted to announce that following a competitive tender process via OJEU procurement procedures, it has been selected as one of four approved suppliers on the National Franking Machine Agreement (NFMA).

This Framework is worth up to £5mn annually and runs for a three year period with possible extension.

The Framework was initiated as a result of collaboration between Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), on behalf of higher education’s National Postal and Distribution Group (NPDG), and other Scottish procurement bodies.

NPDG was created in 1996 with the remit of identifying the areas of postal and mailroom supplies and services which would be suitable for national Higher Education collaboration, with the aim of achieving the best possible value for money.

This new Framework supports this objective by offering Higher Education establishments a fully compliant route to procure mailing equipment. Equipment that forms part of the Framework includes franking machines, folder inserters, letter openers, print and mail aggregation software and mail track and trace systems.


As a result of the collaboration, the Framework Agreement can also be accessed by the Scottish Public Sector including organisations affiliated with the following procurement organisations: Scotland Excel, NHS National Procurement, Scottish Fire and Rescue Services, Scottish Police Forces and Scottish Procurement.

Pitney Bowes team of Account Managers will be working hard to apply their mailing expertise to identify cost saving and productivity improvement opportunities.

Whatever the current and projected mail volumes, organisations of all sizes can benefit from Pitney Bowes years of expertise and a fully compliant procurement route to generate sustainable efficiency savings and deliver best value.