The purpose of this Procurement Process is for The National Archives (TNA) to select a Concessionaire to deliver the Concession Contract for The Gazette, managing and delivering both the daily publication of The Gazette and the development, maintenance and operation of The Gazette Platform.
TNA intends to award the Concession Contract for a period of five years. TNA requires the appointed Concessionaire to deliver the Concession Contract at NIL cost to TNA, and to also deliver a substantial royalty return to TNA throughout the Concession Contract period.
The Gazette is a combination of three publications, the London Gazette, the Belfast Gazette and the Edinburgh Gazette. The Gazettes are official journals of record and the London Gazette is claimed to be the world’s oldest continually printed newspaper. It has been ‘published by Authority’ since 1865, under the superintendence of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO). Today The Gazette is a daily printed publication, a website (https://thegazette.co.uk) and a data service. The printed edition provides a record of what was published on the website the previous business day.
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